SAP Afaria XeService.exe 7.0.6398.0 Weak File Permissions

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The SAP Afaria Windows client software installs with weak default permissions that grant read and write permissions to the Everyone group to the install folder. Versions 7.0.6398.0 is affected.

systems | windows
advisories | CVE-2015-3449

Vulnerability title: Weak File Permissions In SAP Afaria XeService.exe
CVE: CVE-2015-3449
Vendor: SAP
Product: Afaria XeService.exe
Affected version: 7.0.6398.0
Fixed version: Latest
Reported by: Russ Spooner

Details:

It was identified that the Afaria Windows client software was installed with weak default permissions that granted read and write permissions to the Everyone group to the install folder.

This includes the XeService.exe which is launched at system startup in the context of LocalSystem.

Impact:

An attacker can replace the XeService binary with a malicious one and thereby elevate privileges to LocalSystem after a reboot.

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https://www.portcullis-security.com/security-research-and-downloads/security-advisories/cve-2015-3449/

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