Unquoted item or search path vulnerability in Faronics Deep Freeze Server Standard

Posted date 19/02/2024
4 - High
Affected Resources
  • Deep Freeze Server Standard, versions and earlier.

INCIBE has coordinated the publication of a medium severity vulnerability affecting Deep Freeze Server Standard, versions and earlier, a disk protection tool for computing environments, which has been discovered by Rafael Pedrero.

This vulnerability has been assigned the following code, base score CVSS v3.1, CVSS vector and vulnerability type CWE:

  • CVE-2024-1618: 7.8 | CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H | CWE-428.

The vulnerability has been resolved by the Faronics team in version 8.31.


CVE-2024-1618: a search path or unquoted item vulnerability in Faronics Deep Freeze Server Standard, which affects versions and earlier. This vulnerability affects the DFServ.exe file.

An attacker with local user privileges could exploit this vulnerability to replace the legitimate DFServ.exe service executable with a malicious file of the same name and located in a directory that has a higher priority than the legitimate directory.

Thus, when the service starts, it will run the malicious file instead of the legitimate executable, allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain unauthorized access to the compromised system or stop the service from running.

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