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CVE-2021-31840 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the preloading mechanism of specific dynamic link libraries in McAfee Agent for Windows prior to 5.7.3 could allow an authenticated, local attacker to perform a DLL preloading attack with unsigned DLLs. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to have valid credentials on the Windows system. This would result in the user gaining elevated permissions and being able to execute arbitrary code.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  McAfee
Base Score:  7.3 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10362 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-427 Uncontrolled Search Path Element cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level McAfee  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-31840
NVD Published Date:
06/10/2021
NVD Last Modified:
06/21/2021
Source:
McAfee