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Vulnerability title: Weak File Permissions in SAP Afaria XeService.exe

CVE: CVE-2015-3449
Vendor: SAP
Product: Afaria XeService.exe
Affected version: 7.0.6398.0
Fixed version: Latest
Reported by: Russ Spooner


It was identified that the Afaria Windows client software was installed with weak default permissions that granted read and write permissions to the Everyone group to the install folder.

This includes the XeService.exe which is launched at system startup in the context of LocalSystem.


An attacker can replace the XeService binary with a malicious one and thereby elevate privileges to LocalSystem after a reboot.


Exploit code not required.


The vendor has released a patch.

Vendor status:

25/02/2014 Advisory created
01/04/2014 Vendor contacted
01/04/2014 Vendor working on a fix
10/02/2015 Fix released
30/04/2015 CVE obtained
25/06/2015 Published

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