Check Point ZoneAlarm srescan.sys driver privilege escalation

zonealarm-srescan-privilege-escalation (33786) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Check Point ZoneAlarm could allow an authenticated local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the Spyware Removal Engine (SRE) srescan.sys driver. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted address using the Irp parameter to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Check Point ZoneAlarm SRE (5.0.156.0 or later), available from the Check Point ZoneAlarm SmartDefense update Service.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Apr 23 2007 - 07:40:24 CDT : [Reversemode advisory] CheckPoint Zonelabs - ZoneAlarm SRESCAN driver local privilege escalation.
  • Check Point ZoneAlarm Web site: Check Point ZoneAlarm - Internet security products, online safety, software, protection.
  • iDefense Security Advisory 04.20.07: Check Point Zone Labs SRESCAN IOCTL Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
  • BID-23579: Check Point Zone Alarm Srescan.SYS Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-2174: The IOCTL handling in srescan.sys in the ZoneAlarm Spyware Removal Engine (SRE) in Check Point ZoneAlarm before 5.0.156.0 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via certain IOCTL lrp parameter addresses.
  • OSVDB ID: 35238: ZoneAlarm Spyware Removal Engine (SRE) srescan.sys IOCTL Handling Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA24986: ZoneAlarm Products SRESCAN.SYS IOCTL Handler Privilege Escalation
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017948: ZoneAlarm `srescan.sys` Driver Lets Local Users Gain System Privileges
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017953: Sun Cluster Remote USCSICMD IOCTL Processing Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service

Platforms Affected:

  • CheckPoint ZoneAlarm 5.0.63.0

Reported:

Apr 20, 2007

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