McAfee Antivirus ZIP / RAR Scan Evasion

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38654


An antivirus application installed on the remote host is affected by a scan evasion vulnerability.


The McAfee antivirus application installed on the remote host is affected by a scan evasion vulnerability due to the virus definitions being out of date. In this case, the DAT file version of the installed antivirus product is prior to 5600. An attacker can exploit this, by embedding malicious code in a specially crafted ZIP or RAR file, to evade detection by the scanning engine.


Update the McAfee DAT file to version 5600 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38654

File Name: mcafee_zip_rar_scan_evasion.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/05/01

Modified: 2016/06/30

Dependencies: 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_plus, cpe:/a:mcafee:mcafee:total_protection, cpe:/a:mcafee:internet_security_suite, cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_usb, cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise, cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_commandline, cpe:/a:mcafee:securityshield_for_microsoft_isa_server, cpe:/a:mcafee:securityshield_for_microsoft_sharepoint, cpe:/a:mcafee:securityshield_for_email_servers, cpe:/a:mcafee:email_gateway, cpe:/a:mcafee:total_protection_for_endpoint, cpe:/a:mcafee:active_virus_defense, cpe:/a:mcafee:active_virusscan

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/installed, Antivirus/McAfee/dat_version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1348

BID: 34780

OSVDB: 54177

CWE: 20