Fortinet Discovers Symantec Norton Power Eraser DLL Preloading Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a DLL preloading vulnerability in Symantec Norton Power Eraser.
Norton Power Eraser is a small but very efficient software that was specifically designed to eliminate threats that traditional virus scanning doesn't always detect, so you can get your PC back. It can also help detect and remove Potentially Unwanted Programs.
Norton Power Eraser is susceptible to a DLL preloading vulnerability. The issue occurs when the application looks to load a DLL for execution and an attacker provides a malicious DLL to use instead. The application generally follows a specific search path to locate the DLL. The vulnerability can be exploited by a simple file write (or potentially an over-write) which results in a foreign DLL running under the context of the application.
Users should apply the solution provided by Symantec.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Symantec on September 21, 2017.
Symantec confirmed the vulnerability on May 22, 2018.
Symantec patched the vulnerability on August 22, 2018.
This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.