McAfee Security Scan Plus < 3.11.587.1 Protection Level UI Element Download MitM Command Execution (TS102714)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102355


The security application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a MitM command execution vulnerability.


The version of McAfee Security Scan Plus installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 3.11.587.1. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw that is triggered as HTML elements for displaying the Protection Level in the UI are requested using a cleartext protocol.
This may allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof server responses and execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the context of the application.


Upgrade to McAfee Security Scan Plus version 3.11.587.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102355

File Name: mcafee_ssp_CVE-2017-3897.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/08/10

Modified: 2017/09/28

Dependencies: 100131

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:security_scan_plus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/McAfee Security Scan Plus

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3897

OSVDB: 162268