McAfee VirusScan Enterprise < 8.8 Patch 6/7 Hotfix 1123565 Protection Bypass Vulnerability (SB10158)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 91310


The antivirus application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a security mechanism bypass vulnerability.


The version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) installed on the remote Windows host is 8.8 Patch 6 or Patch 7 without Hotfix 1123565.
It is, therefore, affected by a flaw related to closing registry handles for the McAfee VirusScan Console process. A local attacker with Windows administrative privileges can exploit this flaw to bypass password protection and thereby unlock the VirusScan Console window, resulting in access to resources protected by VSE.


Upgrade to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.8 Patch 6/7 Hotfix 1123565.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 91310

File Name: mcafee_vse_sb10158.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/05/24

Modified: 2016/12/19

Dependencies: 12107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

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

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: 2016/04/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4534

OSVDB: 138081


EDB-ID: 39531