Last Modified: 01/15/2014
|Who should read this document:||Technical and Security Personnel|
|Impact of Vulnerability:||Privilege Escalation|
|Overall CVSS Rating:||4.5|
|Recommendations:||Install McAfee Application Control/Change Control hotfix|
|Security Bulletin Replacement:||None|
|Affected Software:||McAfee Application Control / Change Control 5.1.x / 6.0.0|
|Location of updated software:||http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads|
This flaw is encountered if the user sets certain attributes of the client password file to prevent the sadmin command execution. This overrides the prevention mechanism and the user is not prompted for the password while running any of the password-protected commands. Specifically, this flaw is encountered if the <install dir>\solidcore\passwd file attribute is set as read-only.
This flaw requires access to the local computer to set the attribute of the passwd file to read-only. It is therefore considered a local-only attack, although if remote drive access is enabled, the files can be accessed remotely.
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Navigate to: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads.
- Enter your grant number.
- Select the product and click View Available Downloads.
- Click McAfee Application Control or McAfee Change Control.
- Click the Patches tab, then click the link to download the .ZIP file for your product version:
- 5.1.0: SOLIDCOR5.1.0-9901_WIN.zip
- 5.1.1: SOLIDCOR5.1.1-9801_WIN.zip
- 5.1.2: SOLIDCOR512-8163_WIN.zip
- 6.0.0: SOLIDCOR600-9703_WIN.zip
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
McAfee Application Control / Change Control 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2 and 6.0.0 (SolidCore).
McAfee recommends that all customers verify that they have applied the latest updates.
What issues does this hotfix address?
- 754885 (Event viewer Shows Password For 'sadmin recover -z solidcore' Command) - applicable to 6.0.0 version only
- 758233 (Solidcore password file attribute modifications are not protected in Enabled mode) - applicable to all versions earlier than 6.0.0
Yes, McAfee Application Control / Change Control 5.1.x / 6.0.0 are enterprise products.
What is CVSS?
CVSS, or Common Vulnerability Scoring System, is the result of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council’s effort to standardize a system of assessing the criticality of a vulnerability. This system offers an unbiased criticality score that customers can use to judge how critical a vulnerability is and plan accordingly. For more information, please visit the CVSS website at: http://www.first.org/cvss/
What are the CVSS scoring metrics that have been used?
|Adjusted Temporal Score||4.5|
|Remediation Level||Official fix|
NOTE: CVSS version 2.0 was used to generate this score. http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&version=2
What has McAfee done to resolve the issue?
McAfee released a hotfix to address this security flaw on April 25th, 2012.
Where do I download the fix?
When ready, the hotfix can be downloaded from: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads
User will need to provide their McAfee Grant Number to initiate the download.
How does McAfee respond to this and any other security flaws?
McAfee’s key priority is the security of our customers. In the event that a vulnerability is found within any of McAfee’s software, we work closely with the relevant security research group to ensure rapid and effective development of a fix and communication plan. McAfee is an active member of the Organization for Internet Safety (OIS), which is dedicated to developing guidelines and best practices for the reporting and fixing of software vulnerabilities.
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