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Symantec Endpoint Protection Exploitable Through Privilege Escalation Flaws

30
Jul
2014

A set of three zero-day vulnerabilities have been discovered in Symantecs Endpoint Protection suite during a security auditing session at a company offering financial services. The evaluation was conducted by a team of experts from Offensive Security, creators of the Kali Linux penetration tool. They found that the same software designed to protect the company was actually the reason for its compromise. An exploit has been created, which allows a potential attacker to gain higher pri…

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