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Lenovo software has a major security risk

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 9, 2016.

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    Just as the dust has settled on the Superfish controversy, another piece of software installed on Lenovo PCs is causing problems. This time it's due to a major malware exploit.

    The problem is with Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) software, which the company describes as "a central hub for monitoring system health and security." LSC is supposed to monitor your system's virus and firewall status, update your software, perform backups, check battery health, and get registration and warranty information.

    Unfortunately, it also has a vulnerability that allows a malicious attacker to start the LSC service and trick it in to executing arbitrary code in the local system context, according to researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs.

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