Trellix Agent < 5.7.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SB10396)

high Nessus Plugin ID 175065


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


The version of Trellix Agent, formerly McAfee Agent or McAfee Policy Orchestrator (ePO) Agent, installed on the remote host is prior to 5.7.9. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A vulnerability exists in TA for Windows 5.7.8 and earlier, which allows local users, during install/upgrade workflow, to replace one of the Agent's executables before it can be executed. This allows the user to elevate their permissions. (CVE-2023-0975)

- A heap-based overflow vulnerability in TA (Windows and Linux) 5.7.8 and earlier allows a remote user to alter the page heap in the macmnsvc process memory block, resulting in the service becoming unavailable. (CVE-2023-0977)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to McAfee Agent version 5.7.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 175065

File Name: mcafee_agent_trellix_agent_SB10396.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/3/2023

Updated: 1/12/2024

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-2023-0975


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:epolicy_orchestrator_agent, cpe:/a:mcafee:agent, cpe:/a:trellix:agent

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-0975, CVE-2023-0977

IAVA: 2023-A-0231-S