TITLE:
Panda Platinum Internet Security Insecure Default Directory
Permissions

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21769

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21769/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

SOFTWARE:
Panda Platinum 2007 Internet Security 11.x
http://secunia.com/product/11892/
Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security 10.x
http://secunia.com/product/7266/

DESCRIPTION:
3APA3A has discovered a security issue in Panda Platinum Internet
Security, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain
escalated privileges.

The problem is caused due to the application setting insecure default
permissions (grants "Everyone" group "Full Control") on the "Panda
Platinum 2006 Internet Security" / "Panda Platinum 2007 Internet
Security" directory and all child objects. This can be exploited to
remove, manipulate, and replace any of the application's files.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with
LocalSystem privileges.

It has also been reported that the spam filtering can be managed via
the web interface listening on localhost on port 6083/tcp.

The security issue has been confirmed in Panda Platinum 2007 Internet
Security 11.00.00 and has also been reported in Panda Platinum 2006
Internet Security 10.02.01. Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Grant only trusted users access to affected systems.

Set proper permissions on the directory and all child objects (this
may impact the functionality).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
3APA3A

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2006-September/049286.html