Panda Security Free Antivirus Unnecessary Privileges Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability [CVE-2021-34998]

CVE number = CVE-2021-34998

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Panda Security Free Antivirus.

An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the use of named pipes. The issue results from allowing an untrusted process to impersonate the client of a pipe. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

Panda Security has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

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Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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