VDB-115641 · CVE-2017-4028 · BID 97958

McAfee Product on Windows Registry Parameter injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in McAfee Product on Windows (affected version unknown). This affects an unknown functionality of the component Registry. The manipulation as part of a Parameter leads to a injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-74. The product constructs all or part of a command, data structure, or record using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify how it is parsed or interpreted when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Maliciously misconfigured registry vulnerability in all Microsoft Windows products in McAfee consumer and corporate products allows an administrator to inject arbitrary code into a debugged McAfee process via manipulation of registry parameters.

The bug was discovered 04/03/2018. The weakness was released 04/03/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at kc.mcafee.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-4028 since 12/26/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1055 for this issue.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 97958†). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-88766, VDB-90148, VDB-98101 and VDB-104336.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.5
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Class: Injection
CWE: CWE-74 / CWE-707

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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12/26/2016 🔍
03/29/2017 +93 days 🔍
04/03/2018 +370 days 🔍
04/03/2018 +0 days 🔍
04/03/2018 +0 days 🔍
04/04/2018 +1 days 🔍
02/26/2023 +1789 days 🔍


Vendor: mcafee.com

Advisory: kc.mcafee.com
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CVE: CVE-2017-4028 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97958 - Multiple McAfee Products CVE-2017-4028 Local Code Injection Vulnerability

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Created: 04/04/2018 08:33 AM
Updated: 02/26/2023 02:21 PM
Changes: 04/04/2018 08:33 AM (58), 01/21/2020 08:06 AM (4), 02/08/2021 11:20 AM (2), 02/26/2023 02:21 PM (12)
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