Author Topic: Millions of Devices Exposed to Attacks Due to Flaw in PC-Doctor Software  (Read 30 times)

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By Eduard Kovacs on June 21, 2019

More than 100 million computers from Dell and other vendors may have been exposed to hacker attacks due to a serious vulnerability in software made by hardware diagnostic tools provider PC-Doctor.

Researchers at cybersecurity firm SafeBreach discovered that the Dell SupportAssist software preinstalled on most Dell PCs was affected by a DLL hijacking vulnerability that could have been exploited by an attacker with regular user permissions to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges by planting specially crafted DLL files in specific locations.

SupportAssist is designed to check the health of a system, including software and hardware. These checks require elevated privileges so many of the associated services run with SYSTEM permissions.

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