McAfee VirusScan Enterprise < 8.8 Patch 9 Scriptscan COM Object DoS (SB10194)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100125
SynopsisThe antivirus application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 8.9 Patch 9. It is, therefore, affected by a memory corruption issue in the Scriptscan COM object. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted HTML link, to cause a denial of service condition on the active Internet Explorer tab. Note that this denial of service occurs only after a fresh installation of the Scriptscan COM DLL during initialization.
SolutionUpgrade to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.8 Patch 9.