McAfee Agent up to 5.7.5 Database File insecure storage of sensitive information

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in McAfee Agent up to 5.7.5. This affects some unknown processing of the component Database File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a insecure storage of sensitive information vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-922. The software stores sensitive information without properly limiting read or write access by unauthorized actors. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was presented 04/14/2022. It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2022-1257 since 04/06/2022. 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 04/20/2022).

Upgrading to version 5.7.6 eliminates this vulnerability.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 6.1
CNA Vector (McAfee): 🔒



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Class: Insecure storage of sensitive information
CWE: CWE-922 / CWE-200 / CWE-284
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Price Prediction: 🔍
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Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔒

Upgrade: Agent 5.7.6


04/06/2022 CVE reserved
04/14/2022 +8 days Advisory disclosed
04/14/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
04/20/2022 +6 days VulDB last update



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-1257 (🔒)


Created: 04/14/2022 07:11 PM
Updated: 04/20/2022 08:00 AM
Changes: 04/14/2022 07:11 PM (39), 04/20/2022 07:54 AM (1), 04/20/2022 08:00 AM (12)
Complete: 🔍


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