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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4 and earlier pre-authenticated SQL injection and directory path traversal vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#209131

Original Release Date: 2013-04-29 | Last Revised: 2014-07-30

Overview

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4 and earlier contains a pre-authenticated sql injection and directory path traversal vulnerability which could allow an attacker to inject malicious code into the system.

Description

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4 and earlier contains a pre-authenticated sql injection and directory path traversal vulnerability:

    1. Server-side pre-Authenticated SQL Injection within the Agent-Handler component (Agent-Server communication channel).
      The attack is performed by registering a rogue Agent to the ePolicy Orchestrator server, and sending a crafted HTTP request to the ePolicy Orchestrator server. Successful attacks allow remote attackers to retrieve sensitive information from the ePo database (such as administrative domain credentials), to create additional web console administrator accounts, and to perform remote code execution with SYSTEM privilege. CVE-2013-0140
    2. Server-side pre-Authenticated Directory Path Traversal within File upload process.
      The attack is performed by registering a rogue Agent to the ePolicy Orchestrator server, and sending a crafted HTTP request to the ePolicy Orchestrator server. Successful attacks allow remote attackers to upload unrestricted file content. A typical scenario would be to store malicious files under /Software/ folder, to make them available for download from the ePolicy Orchestrator server. CVE-2013-0141
    The CVSS scores below apply to CVE-2013-0140.

    Impact

    An attacker with network access to the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent-Handler (port tcp/443 by default) could upload arbitrary files under the ePolicy Orchestrator installation folder, gain read and write access to ePolicy Orchestrator database, or run arbitrary code on the ePolicy Orchestrator system.

    Solution

    Update

    Mcafee Security Advisory SB10042 states:

    All of these issues are resolved in McAfee ePO version 4.6.6 and 4.5.7.
    McAfee ePO 4.5.7 is targeted for release in mid-May 2013.
    McAfee ePO 4.6.6 was released on March 26th, 2013.
    A McAfee ePO 4.5.6 Hotfix was released on April 15th, 2013.

    McAfee ePO download Instructions.
    1.Launch Internet Explorer.
    2.Navigate to:
    http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads
    3.Provide your valid McAfee grant number.
    4.Select the product and click View Available Downloads.
    5.Click McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.
    6.Click the patches tab or click the link to download the product .ZIP file under Download on the Software Downloads screen.
    For instructions on how to download McAfee products, documentation, security updates, patches, or hotfixes, see:
    KB56057.

    Vendor Information

    209131
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    McAfee

    Notified:  January 28, 2013 Updated:  April 25, 2013

    Status

      Affected

    Vendor Statement

    No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

    Vendor Information

    We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

    Vendor References

    https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10042

    Addendum

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    CVSS Metrics

    Group Score Vector
    Base 7.6 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
    Temporal 6.0 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
    Environmental 5.4 CDP:LM/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

    References

    Credit

    Thanks to Jerome Nokin from Verizon Enterprise Solutions (GCIS Vulnerability Management) for discovering this vulnerability, and thanks to Thierry Zoller from Verizon Enterprise Solutions (GCIS Vulnerability Management) for reporting this vulnerability.

    This document was written by Michael Orlando.

    Other Information

    CVE IDs: CVE-2013-0140, CVE-2013-0141
    Date Public: 2013-04-25
    Date First Published: 2013-04-29
    Date Last Updated: 2014-07-30 16:15 UTC
    Document Revision: 36

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