ID CVE-2014-5455
Summary Unquoted Windows search path vulnerability in the ptservice service in PrivateTunnel 2.3.8, as bundled in OpenVPN 2.1.28.0 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted program.exe file in the %SYSTEMDRIVE% folder.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • PrivateTunnel 2.3.8
    cpe:2.3:a:privatetunnel:privatetunnel:2.3.8
  • OpenVPN OpenVPN 2.1.28.0
    cpe:2.3:a:openvpn:openvpn:2.1.28.0
CVSS
Base: 6.9 (as of 14-11-2016 - 17:49)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-428
CAPEC
  • Leveraging/Manipulating Configuration File Search Paths
    This attack loads a malicious resource into a program's standard path used to bootstrap and/or provide contextual information for a program like a path variable or classpath. J2EE applications and other component based applications that are built from multiple binaries can have very long list of dependencies to execute. If one of these libraries and/or references is controllable by the attacker then application controls can be circumvented by the attacker. A standard UNIX path looks similar to this If the attacker modifies the path variable to point to a locale that includes malicious resources then the user unwittingly can execute commands on the attackers' behalf: This is a form of usurping control of the program and the attack can be done on the classpath, database resources, or any other resources built from compound parts. At runtime detection and blocking of this attack is nearly impossible, because the configuration allows execution.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description OpenVPN Private Tunnel Core Service - Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege. CVE-2014-5455. Local exploit for win32 platform
file exploits/windows_x86/local/34037.txt
id EDB-ID:34037
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2014-07-12
platform windows_x86
port
published 2014-07-12
reporter LiquidWorm
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/34037/
title OpenVPN Private Tunnel Core Service - Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege
type local
nessus via4
NASL family Windows
NASL id SMB_ENUM_UNQUOTED_SERVICE_PATHS.NASL
description The remote Windows host has at least one service installed that uses an unquoted service path, which contains at least one whitespace. A local attacker can gain elevated privileges by inserting an executable file in the path of the affected service. Note that this is a generic test that will flag any application affected by the described vulnerability.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-07-27
plugin id 63155
published 2012-12-05
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63155
title Microsoft Windows Unquoted Service Path Enumeration
refmap via4
hp HPSBGN3551
misc
osvdb 109007
Last major update 14-11-2016 - 18:11
Published 25-08-2014 - 12:55
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