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vulnerability CVE-2016-4534

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.
Consequences of an attack: privileged access/rights.
Pirate's origin: privileged shell.
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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