|CVSS SCORE||7.0, (AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)|
This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of McAfee Total Protection. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the handling of junctions. By creating a junction, an attacker can abuse the product to overwrite the contents of a chosen file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of SYSTEM.
McAfee has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: