Security flaw in McAfee enterprise software gives attackers root access
Security researcher Andrew Fasano from MIT Lincoln Laboratory said this week that a total of 10 security flaws, if chained together, allows the execution of code remotely as a root user.
“At a first glance, Intel’s McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux has all the best characteristics that vulnerability researchers love: it runs as root, it claims to make your machine more secure, it’s not particularly popular, and it looks like it hasn’t been updated in a long time,” the security advisory reads. “When I noticed all these, I decided to take a look.”
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