avast! Server Edition password security bypass

avast-password-security-bypass (32269) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

avast! Server Edition could allow a local attacker to bypass security caused by improper validation of changes to the configuration settings. A local attacker could modify certain settings without being prompted to enter a password even if the password is set.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.5
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of avast! Server Edition (4.7.726 or later), available from the ALWIL Software Web site. See References.

References:

  • ALWIL Software Web site: avast! 4 Server Edition - antivirus for Windows 2000/2003.
  • ALWIL Software Web site: avast! Server Edition Revision history.
  • BID-22425: Avast! Antivirus Server Edition Password Setting Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0829: avast! Server Edition before 4.7.726 does not demand a password in a certain intended context, even when a password has been set, which allows local users to bypass authentication requirements.
  • OSVDB ID: 33114: avast! Server Edition Unspecified Context Password Bypass
  • SA24068: avast! Server Edition Password Setting Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Alwil avast! Server Edition prior to 4.7.726

Reported:

Feb 05, 2007

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