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McAfee Virex VShieldExclude.txt Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2007-02-28    Last Update:  2007-03-06    Views:  11,074

Secunia Advisory SA24337

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.


Solution:
McAfee Virex version 7.7 (Build 163):

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Kevin Finisterre

Original Advisory:
McAfee:
https://knowledge.mcafee.com/article/283/518722_f.SAL_Public.html

Netragard Research:
http://www.netragard.com/pdfs/research/NETRAGARD-20070220.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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