Vulnerability CVE-2018-10169


Published: 2018-04-16

Description:
ProtonVPN 1.3.3 for Windows suffers from a SYSTEM privilege escalation vulnerability through the "ProtonVPN Service" service. This service establishes an NetNamedPipe endpoint that allows arbitrary installed applications to connect and call publicly exposed methods. The "Connect" method accepts a class instance argument that provides attacker control of the OpenVPN command line. An attacker can specify a dynamic library plugin that should run for every new VPN connection. This plugin will execute code in the context of the SYSTEM user.

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

Vendor: Protonmail
Product: Protonvpn 
Version: 1.3.3;

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
10/10
10/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete

 References:
https://github.com/VerSprite/research/blob/master/advisories/VS-2018-017.md

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