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Title: Researcher warns of privilege escalation flaw in Check Point ZoneAlarm
Post by: Antus67 on January 25, 2019, 12:09:22 PM
BY:  Help Net SecurityJanuary 25, 2019

Illumant researcher Chris Anastasio has discovered a serious vulnerability in Check Point’s security software.


It affects ZoneAlarm Free Firewall and ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall and, if exploited, it may allow a malicious user with low privilege access to escalate privileges to SYSTEM level.
WCF and self-signed code in the spotlight

The vulnerability is due to insecure implementation of services developed using Windows Communication Foundation or “WCF.” It targets a .NET service in ZoneAlarm that runs as SYSTEM and utilizes WCF to handle inter-process communications.

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