Webroot Spy Sweeper filename security bypass

spysweeper-filename-security-bypass (27272) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium 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.


Bypass Security


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper and prior


Jun 20, 2006

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