McAfee Data Loss Prevention up to 10.0/11.0 on Windows Access Control access control

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A vulnerability was found in McAfee Data Loss Prevention up to 10.0/11.0 on Windows (Data Loss Prevention Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component Access Control. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Exploiting Incorrectly Configured Access Control Security Levels vulnerability in McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Windows versions prior to 10.0.505 and 11.0.405 allows local users to bypass DLP policy via editing of local policy files when offline.

The bug was discovered 07/24/2018. The weakness was shared 07/23/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-6683 since 02/05/2018. Attacking locally is a requirement. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 10.0.505 or 11.0.405 eliminates this vulnerability.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: Data Loss Prevention 10.0.505/11.0.405


02/05/2018 🔍
07/23/2018 +167 days 🔍
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CVE: CVE-2018-6683 (🔍)


Created: 07/23/2018 06:17 PM
Updated: 04/25/2023 12:41 PM
Changes: 07/23/2018 06:17 PM (59), 06/27/2020 04:43 PM (2), 04/25/2023 12:41 PM (14)
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