McAfee WebShield UI Authentication Bypass (SB10026)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59110
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A web application hosted on the remote web server is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The version of the McAfee WebShield UI hosted on the remote web server is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. It is possible to get a valid session ID as the administrative user by making a specially crafted request to /cgi-bin/localadmin. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to perform administrative actions. After gaining administrative privileges, an attacker can take complete control of the system.


Apply the relevant hotfix specified in McAfee Security Bulletin SB10026.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59110

File Name: mcafee_webshield_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/16/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: mcafee_webshield_web_ui_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:email_and_web_security, cpe:/a:mcafee:email_gateway

Required KB Items: www/mcafee_webshield

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (McAfee Email Gateway 7.0 File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4595

BID: 55184

TRA: TRA-2012-17