McAfee(R) Safe Connect VPN Exploit, Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege

# Exploit Title: McAfee® Safe Connect VPN - Unquoted Service Path Elevation Of Privilege
# Date: 09/03/2022
# Exploit Author: Saud Alenazi
# Vendor Homepage: https://www.mcafee.com/
# Software Link: https://www.mcafee.com/en-us/vpn/mcafee-safe-connect.html
# Version: 2.13
# Tested: Windows 10 x64
# Contact: https://twitter.com/dmaral3noz

C:\Users\saudh>sc qc SafeConnectService

[SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: SafeConnectService

        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        START_TYPE         : 2   AUTO_START
        ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
        BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\McAfee Safe Connect\SafeConnect.ServiceHost.exe
        LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
        TAG                : 0
        DISPLAY_NAME       : McAfee Safe Connect Service
        DEPENDENCIES       :
        SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem


#Exploit:

A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot. If successful, the local user's code would execute with the elevated privileges of the application.

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