Adaware antivirus 12.6.1005.11662 and 12.7.1055.0 has a quarantine flaw that allows privilege escalation. Exploitation uses an NTFS directory junction to restore a malicious DLL from quarantine into the system32 folder.
Published 2020-03-18 21:15:12
Updated 2020-08-24 17:37:01
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-18979

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 11 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-18979

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

Products affected by CVE-2019-18979

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