December 10, 2019
McAfee TechCheck is prone to an arbitrary code-execution vulnerability. An attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial of service condition. McAfee TechCheck versions 220.127.116.11 and prior are vulnerable.
- McAfee TechCheck 18.104.22.168
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted individuals to have user accounts and local access to the resources.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
Exercise caution when handling files received from unfamiliar or suspicious sources.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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