Kevin Finisterre has reported a vulnerability in McAfee Virex, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to /Library/Application Support/Virex/VShieldExclude.txt having insecure permissions (world writable) and being created insecurely. This can be exploited to create arbitrary files with escalated privileges via symlink attacks.
The vulnerability is reported in version 7.7. Other versions may also be affected.
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