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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-1227

VShieldCheck in McAfee VirusScan for Mac (Virex) before 7.7 patch 1 allow local users to change permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /Library/Application Support/Virex/VShieldExclude.txt, as demonstrated by symlinking to the root crontab file to execute arbitrary commands.
Publish Date : 2007-03-02 Last Update Date : 2018-10-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication ???
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-1227

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mcafee Virex * - MAC * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mcafee Virex 6.2 - MAC * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mcafee Virex 2

- References For CVE-2007-1227
VUPEN ADV-2007-0777
SECTRACK 1017707
BID 22744 McAfee VirusScan Virex Insecure File Creation and Scan Bypass Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-02-28
XF mcafee-virex-library-privilege-escalation(32729)
BUGTRAQ 20070227 [NETRAGARD-20070220 SECURITY ADVISORY] [McAfee VirusScan for Mac (Virex) Local root exploit and Scan Bypass]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-1227

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