McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 < 8.8 Patch 1 DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 72349


The remote Windows host has an antivirus application that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has a version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 prior to 8.8 Patch 1. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to a flaw in Self Protection. Malicious software can change the NTFS folder permissions on VSE folders and disable the software.


Upgrade to VSE 8.8 Patch 1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72349

File Name: mcafee_vse_kb72032.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/02/05

Modified: 2014/02/06

Dependencies: 12107, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/installed

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/01