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Secunia Security Advisory 48406

Secunia Security Advisory 48406
Posted Mar 14, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness and multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance and McAfee Email Gateway, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose sensitive information and bypass certain security restrictions and by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting and brute force attacks.

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MD5 | a3536bccfe51c306702fbebe3feb1a2e

Secunia Security Advisory 48406

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TITLE:
McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance and Email Gateway Multiple
Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48406

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48406/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48406

RELEASE DATE:
2012-03-14

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48406/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48406/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48406

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A weakness and multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in McAfee
Email and Web Security Appliance and McAfee Email Gateway, which can
be exploited by malicious users to disclose sensitive information and
bypass certain security restrictions and by malicious people to
conduct cross-site scripting and brute force attacks.

1) Certain unspecified input is not properly sanitised before being
returned to the user. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML
and script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected
site.

2) An error in the reset password functionality can be exploited to
reset the password of administrative users.

3) An error within the Dashboard discloses active session tokens and
can be exploited to hijack another user's session.

4) The system backup stores passwords with weak encryption and can be
exploited to decrypt the passwords via brute force attacks.

5) Certain unspecified input is not properly verified before being
used to download files. This can be exploited to download arbitrary
files from local resources via directory traversal sequences.

6) An unspecified error can be exploited to disclose the contents of
files.

Note: A weakness due to the server-side session remaining active has
also been reported.

The weakness and vulnerabilities have been reported in Email and Web
Security Appliance prior to versions 5.5 Patch 6 and 5.6 Patch 3 and
Email Gateway prior to version 7.0 Patch 1.

SOLUTION:
Update to a fixed version:

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Ben Williams, NGS Secure

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10020

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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