McAfee Application Control swin.sys Memory Corruption (SB10145)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87922


The remote host has a security application installed that is affected by denial of service vulnerability.


The version of McAfee Application Control is 6.1.0 prior to build 706, 6.1.1 prior to build 404, 6.1.2 prior to build 449, 6.1.3 prior to build 441, or 6.2.0 prior to build 505. It is, therefore, affected by a kernel memory corruption issue in the swin.sys driver when handling a 786 syscall, which causes a zero to be written to an arbitrary location in kernel memory. A local attacker can exploit this, via a crafted web page or file, to cause a denial of service, gain elevated privileges, or possibly execute arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87922

File Name: mcafee_app_ctl_6_2_0_505.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/01/14

Modified: 2016/12/19

Dependencies: 87923

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:application_control

Required KB Items: installed_sw/McAfee Application Control

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1715

OSVDB: 132576


IAVB: 2016-B-0011

ZDI: ZDI-16-007