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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee VirusScan Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Access Control Flaw Lets Local Users Bypass Self-Protection Security Restrictions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035130
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035130
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3984   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 12 2016
Original Entry Date:  Mar 1 2016
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): Enterprise 8.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in McAfee VirusScan Enterprise. A local user can bypass security restrictions.

A local administrative user can bypass the McAfee self-protection mechanism to access and modify registry settings and files on the target system.

The vendor was notified in November 2014.

Demonstration exploit code is available at:

http://lab.mediaservice.net/code/mcafee_unprotector.c

Maurizio Agazzini (aka inode) from Mediaservice.net reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can bypass security controls to access and modify settings and files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Enterprise 8.8 P7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10151

Vendor URL:  kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10151 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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