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JDCast11
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mfe user in Linux running as root

When the McAfee agent is installed in Linux, it creates user mfe and group mfe. https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB89431&locale=en_US, this articles seems to note that it runs as least privileges but I have seen on Linux logs that it is running as root. I have also seen odd directories created with 0 permissions. For example, I came across several shadow directories created with 0 permissions. I am not sure if mfe user is the one that created them but it was not allowing the extra directories to be removed. Only when I disabled TP for Linux was I allowed to remove the extras. Any help on this would be appreciated.

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Re: mfe user in Linux running as root

I am checking on that - can you show evidence of where that user is running as root?

 

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