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McAfee Security Bulletin - Application and Change Control update fixes a password management security feature bypass (SFB) leading to an authentication bypass (CVE-2017-3912)
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10224
Last Modified:  2/9/2018

Summary

First Published: February 9, 2018
 
 Impact of Vulnerability:  Privilege Escalation (CWE-274)
 CVE Numbers:  CVE-2017-3912
 Severity Rating:  Medium
 CVSS v3 Base and Temporal Scores:  Base: 4.4
 Temporal: 4.0
 Recommendations:  Install or update to McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 8.0.0
 Security Bulletin Replacement:  None
 Affected Software:  MACC 7.0.1 and MACC 6.2.0
 Location of Updated Software:  http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx

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Description

CVE-2017-3912
Bypassing password security vulnerability in McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 7.0.1 and 6.2.0 allows authenticated users to perform arbitrary command execution via a command-line utility.
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2017-3912 

Remediation

Go to the Product Downloads site and download the applicable product patch file:
 
Product Type Version File Name Release Date
MACC Release 8.0.0 SOLIDCOR800-651_WIN.zip December 16, 2016

Download and Installation Instructions
See KB56057 for instructions on how to download McAfee products, documentation, security updates, patches, and hotfixes. Review the Release Notes and the Installation Guide, which you can download from the Documentation tab, for instructions on how to install these updates.

Acknowledgements

McAfee credits Saurabh Tripathi and Sukesh Shetty for reporting this flaw.

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What are the CVSS scoring metrics that have been used?
 
CVE-2017-3912:
 
 Base Score 4.4
 Attack Vector (AV) Local (L)
 Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
 Privileges Required (PR) High (H)
 User Interaction (UI) None (N)
 Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
 Confidentiality (C) None (N)
 Integrity (I) High (H)
 Availability (A) None (N)
 Temporal Score (Overall) 4.0
 Exploitability (E) Proof-of-Concept (P)
 Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
 Report Confidence (RC) Confirmed (C)

NOTE: The below CVSS version 3.0 vector was used to generate this score.
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln-metrics/cvss/v3-calculator?vector=AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C


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