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DiamondCS Process Guard Can Be Disabled by Direct Service

Table Restoration

DiamondCS Process Guard is "an advanced Win32 security system that protects both system and security processes (as well as user-defined processes) from attacks by other processes, services, drivers, and other forms of executing code on your system. The first program of its kind, Process Guard can protect a process against termination, suspension and prevents loading of malicious kernel drivers".

Process Guard protects a running process by hooking several native APIs in kernel-space. However, an implementation flaw allows a malicious program to disable Process Guard's protection by restoring the running kernel's SDT ServiceTable with direct writes to \device\physicalmemory.

Vulnerable Systems:
* Process Guard Free version 2.000

Vendor response:
Vulnerability will be fixed in the next release.

Do not run untrusted programs as Administrator.

Proof of concept:

Disclosure timeline:
23 Jun 04 - Vulnerability Discovered
24 Jun 04 - Initial Vendor Notification
25 Jun 04 - Initial Vendor Response
07 Jul 04 - Public Release

More details - http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5YP0120DFO.html

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