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Security Bulletin NR18-12


A security update for the New Relic Infrastructure agent for Windows corrects an issue where the agent may follow unprivileged hard links or junction folders.

Release date: November 28, 2018

Vulnerability identifier: NR18-12

Priority: Low

Affected software

The following New Relic agent versions are affected:


Affected version


Remediated version

Windows Infrastructure agent



Vulnerability information

The New Relic Windows Infrastructure agent writes to various files as part of its normal operation. An unprivileged user may be able to use Windows hard link or folder junction policies to point to files in privileged locations. This could cause the agent to create or append data to privileged files.

Mitigating factors

  • This vulnerability only exists on Windows systems.


Update to the latest New Relic Infrastructure agent for Windows.

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