MicroWorld eScan MWAGENT.EXE security bypass

escan-mwagent-security-bypass (34009) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


MicroWorld eScan could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a missing authentication check in the MicroWorld Agent service (MWAGENT.EXE). By sending various commands on TCP port 2222, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information, modify settings and execute arbitrary commands on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.


Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Bypass Security


Upgrade to the latest version of eScan (Beta 3 or later), available from the MicroWorld Web site. The stable release will be available ASAP. See References.


  • MicroWorld Web site: eScan eScan - Complete Antivirus and Content Security Solution for your computer.
  • Secunia Research 02/05/2007: eScan Products Agent Service Missing User Authentication.
  • BID-23759: EScan Product Agent Service MWAGENT.EXE Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0655: The MicroWorld Agent service (MWAGENT.EXE) in MicroWorld Technologies eScan 8.0.671.1, and possibly other versions, allows remote or local attackers to gain privileges and execute arbitrary commands by connecting directly to TCP port 2222.
  • OSVDB ID: 35732: eScan MicroWorld Agent Service (MWAGENT.EXE) Unauthenticated Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA23809: eScan Products Agent Service Missing User Authentication
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018007: eScan Lack of Authentication Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Commands With System Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • MicroWorld eScan 8.0.671.1 and prior


May 02, 2007

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