Security Bulletin NR18-11

Summary

A security update for the Windows Infrastructure agent corrects an issue where the agent may execute privileged binaries in the system path.

Release date: October 8, 2018

Vulnerability identifier: NR18-11

Priority: Medium

Affected software

The following New Relic agent versions are affected:

Name Affected version Notes Remediated version

Windows Infrastructure agent

From 1.0.829 to 1.0.1002 1.0.1015

Vulnerability information

The New Relic Windows Infrastructure agent may execute system commands as part of its normal operation. In affected versions of the Windows Infrastructure agent, a malicious user with permission to change the system PATH could potentially abuse this functionality to run arbitrary binaries with elevated privileges.

Mitigating factors

  • This vulnerability only exists on Windows systems.

  • This vulnerability requires existing access to the system and permission to modify the system PATH.

Workarounds

Upgrade to the latest New Relic Windows Infrastructure agent.

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