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NordVPN for Windows

Privilege Escalation






NordVPN for Windows

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Vulnerability Details

NordVPN for Windows suffers from a SYSTEM privilege escalation vulnerability through the nordvpn-service service. This service establishes an NetNamedPipe endpoint that allows arbitrary installed applications to connect and call publicly exposed methods. The Connect method accepts a class instance argument that provides attacker control of the OpenVpncommand line. An attacker can specify a dynamic library plugin that should run for every new VPN connection attempt. This plugin will execute code in the context of the SYSTEM user.

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Vendor response

The vendor will review and update

Disclosure timeline

03-21-2018 - Vendor disclosure via email
03-21-2018 - Vendor response
03-21-2018 - Vendor response via email
04-16-2018 - Vendor notified of the advisory release

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