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Vulnerability title: Privilege Escalation In Panda Security

CVE: CVE-2014-3450
Vendor: Panda
Product: Security
Affected version: See below
Fixed version: See below
Reported by: Kyriakos Economou


All users of the following (and possibly earlier) versions of Panda security products for Windows are vulnerable to a local privilege escalation which allows a local attacker to elevate privileges from any account type and execute code as SYSTEM, thus obtaining full access over the compromised host.

  • Panda Gold Protection v7.01.01
  • Panda Global Protection 2014 v7.01.01
  • Panda Internet Security 2014 v19.01.01
  • Panda AV Pro 2014 v13.01.01
  • Hotfixes for these products have been released.


    This vulnerability allows for privilege escalation on the local system.


    The proof of concept exploit is available.

    Vendor status:

    24/03/2014 Advisory created
    24/03/2014 Vendor contacted
    28/03/2014 Vendor working on a fix
    07/05/2014 Fix confirmed
    12/05/2014 CVE obtained
    20/05/2014 Fix released
    20/05/2014 Published

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