ZoneAlarm Multiple insufficient argument validation of hooked SSDT function Vulnerability

Risk: Medium
Local: Yes
Remote: No

CVSS Base Score: 6.9/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

Hello, We would like to inform you about a vulnerability in ZoneAlarm 6. Description: ZoneAlarm hooks many functions in SSDT and in at least two cases it fails to validate arguments that come from the user mode. User calls to NtCreateKey and NtDeleteFile with invalid argument values can cause system crashes because of errors in ZoneAlarm driver vsdatant.sys. Further impacts of this bug (like arbitrary code execution in the kernel mode) were not examined. Vulnerable software: * ZoneAlarm Pro 6.5.737.000 * ZoneAlarm Pro 6.1.744.001 * probably all versions of ZoneAlarm products branches 6.x * possibly older versions of ZoneAlarm products Not vulnerable software: * ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.302.000 and higher * probably all versions of ZoneAlarm products branches 7.x and higher More details and a proof of concept including its source code are available here: argument-validation-of-hooked-SSDT-functions.php Regards, -- Matousec - Transparent security Research

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