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https://threatpost.com/new-security-fla ... re/117896/
This probably affects many Thinkpad and consumer laptops from Lenovo
A new vulnerability has been discovered in Lenovo’s much-maligned Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) software. The vulnerability allows attackers with local network access to a PC to execute arbitrary code, said researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs.
The flaw allows an attacker to elevate privileges and is tied to the LSC application’s backend. It opens the door for a malicious attacker to start the LSC service and trick it in to executing arbitrary code in the local system context, said Karl Sigler, a SpiderLabs researcher at Trustwave.
LSC comes preloaded on nearly all Lenovo business and consumer desktops and laptop PCs. The software acts as a dashboard monitoring system health and security – from battery life, driver updates and firewall status. Lenovo has issued a fix for the security flaw last week. This is the second time the computer maker has had to patch LSC – the first being December 2015.
“In keeping with industry best practices, Lenovo moved rapidly to ready a fix and on April 26 it updated its security advisory disclosing this additional vulnerability and the availability of a fix that addressed it,” a Lenovo spokesperson told Threatpost. “This is a pretty bad vulnerability, but it does require an existing user to be logged in in order to pull off any attack,” Sigler said in an email interview with Threatpost. He said the attack can’t be exploited remotely. “For a malicious insider or for an attacker that already has a foothold in the network, this vulnerability could be used to make that foothold a full gateway to your network,” he said.
the rest of the article in the link above
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It appears that another flaw has been found in Lenovo Solution Center (LSC):
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/produc ... y/len_7814
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Yet another piece of Lenovo bloatware/gloatware/floatware (read crapware) to NOT EVER install (or immediately UNinstall).
Apart from that, who needs it?
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It is also funny how many false reports it provides, especially in P series. There is still at least one big permanent security flaw in that software - Adobe Air (= local out of browser Flash) dependency.
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Software development is not Lenovo's strong suit and isn't that alarming.
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Puppy wrote:It is also funny how many false reports it provides, especially in P series. There is still at least one big permanent security flaw in that software - Adobe Air (= local out of browser Flash) dependency.
Figures. Everything from Adobe is a steaming turdpile of devastating vulnerabilities. All Adobe products should just be flagged as malware.
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