In Avast Antivirus before v17, an unprivileged user (and thus malware or a virus) can mark an arbitrary process as Trusted from the perspective of the Avast product. This bypasses the Self-Defense feature of the product, opening a door to subsequent attack on many of its components.
Published 2017-04-27 20:59:00
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8308

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.94%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 81 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8308

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8308

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-8308

Products affected by CVE-2017-8308

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