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Re: Symantec LiveState Agent for Windows vulnerability - Local Privilege Escalation
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:47:41 +0100

On 2006-12-05 eugeny gladkih wrote:
"MS" == Michael Scheidell <scheidell () secnap net> writes:
we've found local privilege escalation in Symantec LiveState agent.


1. kill shstart.exe process

Wouldn't you have to be administrator to kill shstart.exe?

LocalSystem account has more privilegies then administrator's one.

So? As an administrator you can gain SYSTEM privileges at any time. This
behaviour is by design.

Ansgar Wiechers
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