WinCvs Build 1 Privilege Escalation

ID: 88536
CVE: None
Download vulnerable application: None
[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx

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[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


WinCvs v2.1.1.1 (Build 1)
downloads as wincvs-

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Vulnerability Type:
Privilege Escalation

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

WinCvs.exe installs a service with an unquoted service path running with
SYSTEM privileges, to exploit a local attacker must place
a malicious executable file named "Program.exe" in the path of the service.
After service restart or system reboot, it could
potentially allow an authorized local user to execute arbitrary code with
elevated privileges on the system.


C:\Usershyp3rlinx>sc qc CVS
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

        TYPE               : 110  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive)
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\cvsnt\cvsservice.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : CVSNT
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

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