McAfee Antivirus Detection and Status

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12107


An antivirus application is installed on the remote host, but it is not working properly.


McAfee VirusScan, an antivirus application, is installed on the remote host. However, there is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its virus definitions are out of date.


Make sure that updates are working and the associated services are running.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12107

File Name: mcafee_installed.nasl

Version: 1.1862

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/03/16

Updated: 2020/02/20

Dependencies: 10428, 10456, 10150, 10394

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: SMB/name, SMB/login, SMB/password, SMB/registry_full_access, SMB/transport