Quick Heal Antivirus Plus and Quick Heal Total Security quhlpsvc.exe privilege escalation

quickheal-quhlpsvc-priv-escalation (53746) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Quick Heal Antivirus Plus and Quick Heal Total Security could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by installation of the Quick Update Service (quhlpsvc.exe) under the security context of the Everyone group with Full Control permissions granted. By modifying the quhlpsvc.exe file and rebooting the system, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Oct 12 2009 - 19:48:41 CDT : Quick Heal Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability.
  • Quick Heal Technologies Web site: Quick Heal Products.
  • BID-36662: Quick Heal AntiVirus Insecure Program File Permissions Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4556: Quick Heal AntiVirus Plus 2009 10.00 SP1 and Quick Heal Total Security 2009 10.00 SP1 use weak permissions (Everyone: Full Control) for the product files, which allows local users to gain privileges by replacing executables with Trojan horse programs, as demonstrated by replacing quhlpsvc.exe.
  • OSVDB ID: 61569: Quick Heal AntiVirus Product Files Path Subversion Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA37033: Quick Heal Products Privilege Escalation Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Quick Heal Quick Heal AntiVirus Plus 2009 10.0
  • Quick Heal Quick Heal Total Security 2009 10.0

Reported:

Oct 13, 2009

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