McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Trojan privilege escalation

mcafee-virusscan-trojan-priv-esc (78448) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an untrusted search path vulnerability. By scanning a document located on a remote share, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a Trojan horse .dll file in an unspecified directory to gain elevated privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.9
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to McAfee Security Bulletin ID: SB10013 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • McAfee Security Bulletin ID: SB10013: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i and earlier DLL Side Load issue.
  • CVE-2009-5118: Untrusted search path vulnerability in McAfee VirusScan Enterprise before 8.7i allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in an unspecified directory, as demonstrated by scanning a document located on a remote share.

Platforms Affected:

  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i P11
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i

Reported:

Sep 20, 2011

The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this

Return to the main page

* According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall IBM be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.

About IBM Internet Security Systems

IBM Internet Security Systems is a trusted security advisor to thousands of the world's leading businesses and governments, helping to provide pre-emptive protection for networks, desktops and servers. The IBM Proventia? integrated security platform is designed to automatically protect against both known and unknown threats, helping to keep networks up and running and shield customers from online attacks before they impact business assets. IBM Internet Security Systems products and services are based on the proactive security intelligence of its X-Force? research and development team ? an unequivocal world authority in vulnerability and threat research. The IBM Internet Security Systems product line is also complemented by comprehensive Managed Security Services and Professional Security Services. For more information, visit the IBM Internet Security Systems Web site at www.iss.net or call 800-776-2362.