McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 / 8.7 hcp:// Security Bypass (SB10012)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72216


The remote host has an antivirus application that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.5 or 8.7. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a failure to properly interact with the processing of 'hcp://' URLs. This can lead to malware execution prior to detection.


Apply the patch from Microsoft Bulletin MS10-042 or enable VirusScan Enterprise access protection rule 'Disable HCP URLs in Internet Explorer' (requires Buffer Overflow and Access Protection DAT Version 516 or greater).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72216

File Name: mcafee_vse_sb10012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/01/30

Modified: 2016/12/19

Dependencies: 13855, 47710, 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/installed, SMB/Missing/MS10-042

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3496

BID: 44184

OSVDB: 75185