Motorola netOctopus nantsys.sys privilege escalation
|netoctopus-nantsys-privilege-escalation (39503)||High Risk|
Motorola's netOctopus could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the exposure of the world-writable \\.\NantSys device interface when the nantsys.sys device driver is installed. By modifying SYSENTER_EIP_MSR, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with kernel privileges.
Refer to the Motorola Web site for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
- iDefense PUBLIC ADVISORY: 01.07.08: Motorola netOctopus Agent MSR Write Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
- Motorola Web site: netOctopus Enterprise Systems Manager.
- BID-27175: Motorola netOctopus Agent 'nantsys.sys' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-5761: The NantSys device 126.96.36.199 in Motorola netOctopus 5.1.2 build 1011 has weak permissions for the \\.\NantSys device interface (nantsys.sys), which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash), as demonstrated by modifying the SYSENTER_EIP_MSR CPU Model Specific Register (MSR) value.
- OSVDB ID: 40106: Motorola netOctopus Agent nantsys.sys MSR Write Local Privilege Escalation
- SA28366: Motorola netOctopus Agent nantsys.sys Privilege Escalation
- SECTRACK ID: 1019161: netOctopus 'nantsys.sys' Driver Lets Local Users Gain Kernel Level Privileges
- Motorola nantsys.sys driver 188.8.131.52
- Motorola netOctupus 5.1.2 build 1011
Jan 07, 2008
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