Western Digital app bug gives elevated privileges in Windows, macOS

Western Digital’s EdgeRover desktop app for both Windows and Mac are vulnerable to local privilege escalation and sandboxing escape bugs that could allow the disclosure of sensitive information or denial of service (DoS) attacks.

EdgeRover is a centralized content management solution for Western Digital and SanDisk products, unifying multiple digital storage devices under a single management interface.

It’s a proprietary software solution aiming to increase usability and comfort, offering powerful content searching, filtering, categorization options, privacy settings, collection creation, duplicate detection, and more.

Considering that Western Digital is one of the world’s most successful manufacturers and retailers of digital storage products, there are likely a significant number of people using EdgeRover for data management.

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