McAfee Security Information and Event Management 9.5.x / 9.6.x < ESM Authentication Bypass (KB87744)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 93720


The remote device is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the McAfee Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) application installed on the remote host is 9.5.x or 9.6.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability in the Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) component due to a failure to require an administrator password to be supplied a second time for certain sensitive administrative commands. Likewise, GUI 'Terminal' commands are allowed by an active logged-in administrative session without supplying a password a second time. A local attacker who has compromised the administrator session can exploit this issue to make changes to other SIEM user information, such as user passwords.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 93720

File Name: mcafee_esm_siem_kb87744.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/09/26

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 86311

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 2.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:mcafee_enterprise_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/McAfee ESM/Display Version, Host/McAfee ESM/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8006

OSVDB: 144402