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F-Secure BackWeb Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

by Donna Buenaventura / April 5, 2004 10:12 PM PDT

Secunia Advisory: SA11301
Release Date: 2004-04-06

Critical: Less critical
Impact: Privilege escalation

Where: Local system

Software: F-Secure Anti-Virus 5.x
F-Secure Anti-Virus for File Servers 5.x
F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations 5.x
F-Secure BackWeb 6.x
F-Secure Policy Manager 5.x

A vulnerability has been discovered in F-Secure BackWeb, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain SYSTEM privileges on a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the Backweb user interface.

The vulnerability affects F-Secure BackWeb 6.31 and prior, which are included in various products.

Apply Backweb 6.31 Security Update:

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by vendor.


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