Statement Regarding Reported Local Escalation of Privileges Vulnerability for ZoneAlarm
The TrueVector service (VSMON.exe), which runs under the local SYSTEM account, loads several DLLs (Dynamically Linked Libraries) as part of its startup process - which by default happens automatically when a user starts Windows. In some cases, DLLs may not be present in a given installation but will be searched for anyway. If a DLL matching one of those names appears in the set of directories searched, it may be loaded with the same privileges as the TrueVector service (SYSTEM level account). Internal testing of the issue is still ongoing, and additional symptoms may be undiscovered at this stage.
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