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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


Improper access control vulnerability in Configuration Tool in McAfee Mcafee Endpoint Security (ENS) Prior to 10.6.1 February 2020 Update allows local users to disable security features via unauthorised use of the configuration tool from older versions of ENS.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

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