McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows User Permission access control

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A vulnerability was found in McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows. It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown code of the component User Permission. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Privilege escalation vulnerability in the administrative user interface in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) for Windows prior to 10.7.0 February 2020 Update allows local users to gain elevated privileges via ENS not checking user permissions when editing configuration in the ENS client interface. Administrators can lock the ENS client interface through ePO to prevent users being able to edit the configuration.

The weakness was presented 04/15/2020 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at kc.mcafee.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-7255 since 01/21/2020. The exploitability is told to be difficult. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is needed for exploitation. 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.

Applying the patch 10.7.0 February 2020 Update is able to eliminate this problem.

See 153842, 153844, 153845 and 153846 for similar entries.

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Patch: 10.7.0 February 2020 Update

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01/21/2020 CVE assigned
04/15/2020 +85 days Advisory disclosed
04/16/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
04/16/2020 +0 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.mcafee.com/

Advisory: kc.mcafee.com
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CVE: CVE-2020-7255 (🔒)
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Created: 04/16/2020 02:41 PM
Updated: 04/16/2020 02:46 PM
Changes: (11) vulnerability_cwe vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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