An issue was discovered in Avira Free-Antivirus before 15.0.2004.1825. The Self-Protection feature does not prohibit a write operation from an external process. Thus, code injection can be used to turn off this feature. After that, one can construct an event that will modify a file at a specific location, and pass this event to the driver, thereby defeating the anti-virus functionality.
Published 2020-04-09 20:15:12
Updated 2021-07-21 11:39:24
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-8961

0.23%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 60 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-8961

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

References for CVE-2020-8961

Products affected by CVE-2020-8961

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