VIVE Runtime Service ViveAgentService Unquoted Service Path

CVE Category Price Severity
CVE-2020-8915 CWE-428 $1,000 High
Author Risk Exploitation Type Date
l4wio High Local 2022-03-14

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VIVE Runtime Service ViveAgentService Unquoted Service Path
# Exploit Title: VIVE Runtime Service - 'ViveAgentService' Unquoted Service Path
# Date: 11/03/2022
# Exploit Author: Faisal Alasmari 
# Vendor Homepage:
# Software Link:
# Version:
# Tested: Windows 10 x64

C:\Users\User>sc qc "VIVE Runtime Service"
[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: VIVE Runtime Service
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\VIVE\Updater\App\ViveRuntimeService\ViveAgentService.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : VIVE Runtime Service
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem


A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot. If successful, the local user's code would execute with the elevated privileges of the application.

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