McAfee VirusScan Enterprise < 8.8 Patch 6 Buffer Overflow Protection (BOP) Security Bypass (SB10142)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 87500


The remote Windows host has an antivirus application installed that is affected by a buffer overflow protection (BOP) security bypass vulnerability.


The version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 8.8 Patch 6. It is, therefore, affected by a buffer overflow protection (BOP) security bypass vulnerability due to insecure allocation of memory pages with Read, Write, and Execute (RWX) permissions at a constant predictable address. A local attacker can exploit this to gain access to the address space layout.


Upgrade to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.8 Patch 6.
Alternatively, apply the workarounds referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 87500

File Name: mcafee_vse_sb10142.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/12/18

Modified: 2017/05/12

Dependencies: 13855, 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise

Required KB Items: Antivirus/McAfee/installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8577

BID: 78810

OSVDB: 131494