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McAfee Agent: CVE-2022-0166: Mcafee agent update fixes two vulnerabilities (SB10378)

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McAfee Agent: CVE-2022-0166: Mcafee agent update fixes two vulnerabilities (SB10378)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/19/2022
Created
03/08/2022
Added
03/07/2022
Modified
03/07/2022

Description

A privilege escalation vulnerability in the McAfee Agent prior to 5.7.5. McAfee Agent uses openssl.cnf during the build process to specify the OPENSSLDIR variable as a subdirectory within the installation directory. A low privilege user could have created subdirectories and executed arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges by creating the appropriate pathway to the specifically created malicious openssl.cnf file.

Solution(s)

  • mcafee-agent-upgrade-5-7-5

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