Intel Security Anti-Virus Engine up to 5800 Local Security Protection access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Intel Security Anti-Virus Engine up to 5800 (Anti-Malware Software). Affected is an unknown code of the component Local Security Protection. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/24/2017. The weakness was presented 03/31/2017 by Tavis Ormandy (Website). The advisory is available at kc.mcafee.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-8032 since 09/09/2016. Local access is required to approach this attack. A authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/24/2020). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 7 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370617 (McAfee Anti-Malware Scan Engine Multiple Vulnerabilities (SB10190)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 97144). See 100572 for similar entry.

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

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-284
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
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Vendor: https://www.intel.com/

Advisory: kc.mcafee.com
Researcher: Tavis Ormandy
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CVE: CVE-2016-8032 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97144 - McAfee Anti-Malware Scan Engine CVE-2016-8032 Multiple Local Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8032 - Intel Security - AVE - Software Integrity Attacks Issue

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Created: 04/01/2017 10:08 AM
Updated: 08/24/2020 11:58 AM
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