(PT-2009-01) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
PGP Desktop Pgpdisk.sys And Pgpwded.sys Multiple Vulnerabilities
PGP Desktop 9.9.0 build 397
Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered several vulnerabilities in PGP Desktop.
1. The IOCTL handler in pgpdisk.sys does not properly validate buffer data associated with the Irp object, which allows local users to crash the system.
Impact: Denial of Service
Attack Vector: Local
Base Score: 4.9
Temporal Score: 3.8
2. The IOCTL handler in pgpwded.sys does not properly validate buffer data associated with the Irp object, which allows local users to crash the system or execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.
Impact: Priviliege Escalation
Attack Vector: Local
Base Score: 6.2
Temporal Score: 4.9
Update to the latest product version: PGP Desktop 9.10
02.04.2009 - Vendor notified
02.04.2008 - Vendor replied
02.04.2008 - Sent detailed information
04.02.2009 - Vendor released fixed versions
04.13.2009 - Public disclosure
These vulnerabilities were discovered by Nikita Tarakanov, Positive Technologies Research Team.
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Changelog04.15.2009: Updated CVE number for secnd vulnerability