Vulnerability CVE-2009-3489


Published: 2009-09-30   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 installs the Adobe Active File Monitor V8 service with an insecure security descriptor, which allows local users to (1) stop the service via the stop command, (2) execute arbitrary commands as SYSTEM by using the config command to modify the binPath variable, or (3) restart the service via the start command.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Active File Monitor Local Elevation Of Privileges
nine:situations:...
02.10.2009

Type:

CWE-16

(Configuration)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.9/10
10/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Adobe -> Photoshop elements 

 References:
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/09/potential_photoshop_elements_8.html
http://retrogod.altervista.org/9sg_adobe_pe_local.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/506806/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36542
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022963
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2798

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