McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 50986


The remote Windows host contains a program that allows arbitrary code execution.


The version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 8.7i. Such versions insecurely look in their current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies, such as for 'traceapp.dll'.

Attackers may exploit the issue by placing a specially crafted DLL file and another file associated with the application in a location controlled by the attacker. When the associated file is launched, the attacker's arbitrary code can be executed.


Upgrade to VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i or later, or apply the hotfix when it is released.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50986

File Name: mcafee_vse_insecure_dll_load.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/12/06

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/product_name, Antivirus/McAfee/product_version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5118

BID: 45080

OSVDB: 69503

Secunia: 41482