McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows Protection Mechanism protection mechanism

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A vulnerability was found in McAfee Endpoint Security up to 10.7.0 on Windows and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component Protection Mechanism. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-693. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Protection mechanism failure in all processes in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) for Windows prior to 10.7.0 April 2020 Update allows local users to stop certain McAfee ENS processes, reducing the protection offered.

The weakness was released 04/15/2020 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at kc.mcafee.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2020-7277 since 01/21/2020. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/16/2020).

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

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 153842, 153843, 153844 and 153845.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-693
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
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2020-7277 (🔒)
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Created: 04/16/2020 02:57 PM
Updated: 04/16/2020 03:02 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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