McAfee Agent < 5.7.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SB10382)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160054


A security management agent installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of McAfee Agent, formerly McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) Agent, installed on the remote host is prior to 5.7.6. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- A local privilege escalation vulnerability in MA for Windows prior to 5.7.6 allows a local low privileged user to gain system privileges through running the repair functionality. Temporary file actions were performed on the local user's %TEMP% directory with System privileges through manipulation of symbolic links. (CVE-2022-1256)

- Insecure storage of sensitive information vulnerability in MA for Linux, macOS, and Windows prior to 5.7.6 allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information through storage in ma.db. The sensitive information has been moved to encrypted database files. (CVE-2022-1257)

- A blind SQL injection vulnerability in the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) extension of MA prior to 5.7.6 can be exploited by an authenticated administrator on ePO to perform arbitrary SQL queries in the back-end database, potentially leading to command execution on the server. (CVE-2022-1258) Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to McAfee Agent version 5.7.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160054

File Name: mcafee_epo_agent_SB10382.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/21/2022

Updated: 8/9/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1256


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:agent, cpe:/a:mcafee:epolicy_orchestrator_agent

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/McAfee ePO Agent

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1256, CVE-2022-1257, CVE-2022-1258

IAVA: 2022-A-0160-S