McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows McTray.exe privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file McTray.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Privilege escalation vulnerability in McTray.exe in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) for Windows Prior to 10.7.0 April 2020 Update allows local users to spawn unrelated processes with elevated privileges via the system administrator granting McTray.exe elevated privileges (by default it runs with the current user's privileges).

The weakness was presented 04/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at kc.mcafee.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-7274 since 01/21/2020. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack needs to be approached locally. A simple authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

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

See 153842, 153843, 153844 and 153845 for similar entries.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
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Patch: 10.7.0 April 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-2020-7274 (🔒)
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Created: 04/16/2020 02:53 PM
Updated: 04/16/2020 02:58 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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