KAV Window Caption GUI Bypass Vulnerability

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nick s, Oct 3, 2004.

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  1. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

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  2. Lisa

    Lisa AV Expert

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    Hi Nick,
    I escalated this to our team. The password protection in Personal is really just to protect at a very basic level your settings from other users in the home - it is not a anti-crack protection.

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    Lisa
    KL UK
     
  3. ~TiGeR~

    ~TiGeR~ AV Expert

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    Hi, Lisa and Nick!

    I confirm, that password protection in KAV 5.0 Personal is very simple and is not intended for serious anti-crack protection.

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    Igor Kurzin.
     
  4. nameless

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    This isn't a serious vulnerability by any stretch of the imagination. If someone has physical access to your computer, they can do whatever they want, and defeating KAV's password protection seems to be the least of it. They could remove KAV entirely, for example, and even replace it with an application that displayed a similar tray icon, as a decoy.

    KAV 5.0's password protection is merely there to keep honest people honest, and to keep novice users from doing something stupid.
     
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