McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 2 < HF778101 Local Privilege Escalation (SB10038)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72186


The remote Windows host has an antivirus application that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise installed on the remote Windows host is 8.8 Patch 2 prior to Hotfix 778101. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to an unspecified error related to the enforcement of security permissions. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. Note that this issue only affects installations where McAfee Access Protection has been turned off.


Upgrade to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.8 Patch 2 HF778101 or Patch 3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72186

File Name: mcafee_vse_sb10038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/01/28

Modified: 2016/12/19

Dependencies: 13855, 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/26

Reference Information

BID: 58163

OSVDB: 90611