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Vulnerability of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise: unlocking console

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can bypass the password protection of the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise console, in order to alter the product configuration.
Vulnerable systems: VirusScan.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 04/05/2016.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2016-4534, SB10158, VIGILANCE-VUL-19520.

Description of the vulnerability 

The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise product has a console protected by a password.

However, a local attacker can close handles of mcconsole.exe, to unlock the console.

A local attacker can therefore bypass the password protection of the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise console, in order to alter the product configuration.
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This weakness alert impacts software or systems such as VirusScan.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of privileged shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise: patch VSE880P7HF1123565.
A patch is available (first, install VIGILANCE-SOL-45202):
  VSE880P7HF1123565.zip
  https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB56057
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