Critical Bug Can Be Exploited to Gain Windows SYSTEM Privileges
McAfee has patched two severe vulnerabilities in a component of its McAfee Enterprise product that attackers can use to escalate privileges.
New Critical Vulnerability
McAfee has patched two high-severity vulnerabilities in a component of its McAfee Enterprise product that attackers can use to escalate privileges, including up to SYSTEM.
The Agent is the piece of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) that downloads and enforces policies and executes client-side tasks such as deployment and updating.
The McAfee Agent is also the component that uploads events and provides additional data regarding each system’s status. Periodically collecting and sending event information to the McAfee ePO server, the Agent – which also installs and updates endpoint products – is a required install on any network system that needs to be managed.
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