McAfee LinuxShield <= 1.5.1 nailsd Daemon Remote Privilege Escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70195
SynopsisAn application on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of McAfee LinuxShield installed on the remote host is 1.5.1 or earlier. As such, it potentially is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability because it does not properly authenticate clients. An attacker able to log into the remote host can leverage this vulnerability to authenticate to the application's 'nailsd' daemon and do configuration changes as well as execute tasks subject to the privileges with which the 'nailsd' daemon operates.
SolutionUpgrade to LinuxShield 1.5.1 if necessary and install hotfix HF550192