A privilege escalation vulnerability in the McAfee Agent prior to 5.7.5. McAfee Agent uses openssl.cnf during the build process to specify the OPENSSLDIR variable as a subdirectory within the installation directory. A low privilege user could have created subdirectories and executed arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges by creating the appropriate pathway to the specifically created malicious openssl.cnf file.
Published 2022-01-19 11:15:08
Updated 2022-01-25 20:12:33
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-0166

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-0166

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
McAfee (DEFUNCT)

CWE ids for CVE-2022-0166

  • 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-2022-0166

Products affected by CVE-2022-0166

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