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Security issue with the latest version of Endpoint Antivirus. efwd.exe

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I just got an alert from Microsoft's security platform that there's a security issue with ESET Endpoint.

"Fix unquoted service path for Windows services" on path C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Security\efwd.exe.

In the registry in paths 


Name: ImagePath Value: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Security\efwd.exe

This should have quotes.  Value should be "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Security\efwd.exe"

You can manually add quotes to protect yourself immediately.



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Please post a screenshot of the alert for clarification. I'll report your finding to developers, however, it's not a security issue since the said service does nothing. What matters is that it's registered in the registry.

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Attached.  According to Microsoft the potential risk is "An attacker can exploit this misconfiguration in order to perform path interception to gain escalation of privileges and persistency on the machine."

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