“Dolby program could provide administrator access on Lenovo devices’




The Dolby audio program that would be standard on Lenovo PCs with Windows 10, can be used to obtain administrative access on these devices. This is because the program is pre-installed with ‘System’ permissions.

dolby permissions It’s the file DolbyDAX2API.exe that according to the blog Obscure Channel audio components normally controls on Lenovo devices running Windows 10. The problem lies in the fact that the permissions of the executable by default set to ‘System’ level This is the highest level on Windows machines.

The attack presupposes that a user has already acquired local rights to a machine. An attacker could namely DolbyDAX2API.exe replaced with a malicious file, he can call up by running the Dolby audio program. Due to the high permissions it that way for the attacker finally possible to open a shell with administrative access. It is not clear whether the Dolby program is only available on Lenovo devices exist, or that there are other manufacturers that flour feathers standard.


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