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Symantec Endpoint Protection, prior to 14.3 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access (‘Link Following’) Vulnerability


Symantec Endpoint Protection, prior to 14.3, may not respect file permissions when writing to log files that are replaced by symbolic links, which can lead to a potential elevation of privilege.

Vulnerable Systems:

Symantec Endpoint Protection, prior to 14.3

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Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:5/11/2020


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