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Unsecure file permission of ZoneAlarm pro.
From: Bipin Gautam <visitbipin () hotmail com>
Date: 20 Aug 2004 02:51:37 -0000
Zone Alarm stores its config. files in %windir%\Internet Logs\* . But strangely,
ZoneAlarm sets the folder/file permission (NTFS) of %windir%\Internet Logs\* to,
after its first started.
Even If you try to change the permission to...
Administrator (s): full
users: read and execute
[these are the default permissions]
Strangely, the permission again changes back to... EVERYONE: Full each time
ZoneAlarm Pro (ZAP) is started. I've tested these in zap 4.x and 5.x
This could prove harmful if we have a malicious program/user running with
even with a user privilege on the system.
Well a malicious program could modify those config file in a way ZAP will stop
functioning. This is what ZoneLabs had to say...
anyone could open any ZoneAlarm file
(assuming it isn't locked), edit it with a hexeditor and
cause it to stop functioning. This type of modification
wouldn't be classified as an attack, as you have simply
modified the file and caused it to not function as expected.
This is true of any executable or other binary.
yap, true... but shouldnt ZAP have some protection against such attacks? instead
of leaving the permission to " EVERYONE: Full " I wonder if a program could bypass
ZAP filters using "safePrograms*.xml" [...experimenting]
anyone wanna take this thing to a new level, please go on...
- Unsecure file permission of ZoneAlarm pro. Bipin Gautam (Aug 20)