Webroot Spy Sweeper filename security bypass
|spysweeper-filename-security-bypass (27272)||Medium Risk|
Webroot Spy Sweeper fails to detect malicious files that have been renamed. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by renaming a known malware file and placing it on the system, which would allow the attacker to bypass security detection mechanisms and possibly execute malicious code on the system with the privileges of the victim.
No remedy available as of March 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jun 20 2006 - 08:07:40 CDT : Multiple Bypass and Integrity Lost Vulnerabilities.
- Webroot Software, Inc. Web site: Webroot Software | Remove Spyware and adware from your PC or laptop.
- CVE-2006-6961: WebRoot Spy Sweeper 4.5.9 and earlier does not detect malware based on file contents, which allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection by changing a file's name.
- OSVDB ID: 27538: SpySweeper Malware File Rename Scan Bypass
- Webroot Spy Sweeper 126.96.36.1999 and prior
Jun 20, 2006
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