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[Full-Disclosure] Privilege escalation flaw in MDaemon 7.2.

From: Reed Arvin (reedarvingmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 2004 - 09:44:26 CST

A privilege escalation flaw exists in MDaemon 7.2 (http://www.mdaemon.com).

A privilege escalation technique can be used to gain SYSTEM level
access while interacting with the MDaemon tray icon.

Vulnerable Versions:
MDaemon 7.2

The vendor was notified of the issue. There was no response.

1. Double click on the mail icon in the Taskbar to open the Alt-N
MDaemon Pro window.
2. Click File, click New
3. Notepad should open. In Notepad click File, click Open
4. In the Files of type: field choose All Files
5. Navagate to %WINDIR%\System32\
6. Right click cmd.exe and choose Open
7. A new command shell will open with SYSTEM privileges

Discovered by Reed Arvin reedarvin[at]gmail[dot]com

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