An uncontrolled search path vulnerability in McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool prior to version 10.4.128 could allow a local attacker to perform a sideloading attack by using a specific file name. This could result in the user gaining elevated permissions and being able to execute arbitrary code as there were insufficient checks on the executable being signed by McAfee.
Published 2022-06-20 11:15:10
Updated 2023-11-15 19:29:15
Source Trellix
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-1824

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 6 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-1824

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
8.2
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.5
6.0
NIST
7.9
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:H
1.5
5.8
McAfee (DEFUNCT)
7.9
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:H
1.5
5.8
Trellix

CWE ids for CVE-2022-1824

  • The product uses a fixed or controlled search path to find resources, but one or more locations in that path can be under the control of unintended actors.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • psirt@mcafee.com (Primary)
    • trellixpsirt@trellix.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-1824

Products affected by CVE-2022-1824

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