Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) for Windows prior to 10.7.0 February 2020 Update allows local users to cause the deletion and creation of files they would not normally have permission to through altering the target of symbolic links whilst an anti-virus scan was in progress. This is timing dependent.
Published 2020-04-15 12:15:12
Updated 2020-04-17 14:44:09
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-7257

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-7257

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
3.3
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
3.4
4.9
NIST
6.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.2
NIST
8.4
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:H
2.0
5.8
McAfee (DEFUNCT)

CWE ids for CVE-2020-7257

  • Assigned by: psirt@mcafee.com (Secondary)
  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-7257

Products affected by CVE-2020-7257

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