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 However, there is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its virus definitions are out of date.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: 1.1871

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/16/2004

Updated: 10/10/2022

Asset Inventory: true

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score for product with out-of-date virus definitions


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

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

Reference Information

IAVT: 0001-T-0852