Vulnerability CVE-2007-1227


Published: 2007-03-02   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
VShieldCheck in McAfee VirusScan for Mac (Virex) before 7.7 patch 1 allow local users to change permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /Library/Application Support/Virex/VShieldExclude.txt, as demonstrated by symlinking to the root crontab file to execute arbitrary commands.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
McAfee VirusScan for Mac (Virex) Local root exploit and Scan Bypass
Kevin Finisterre
07.03.2007

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.6/10
10/10
2.7/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Mcafee -> Virex 

 References:
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/2342
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/461485/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22744
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1017707
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0777
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/32729

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