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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee WebShield Vendors:   McAfee, Network Associates
WebShield E-mail Scanner Lets Remote Users Get User-Level Operating System Access
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002322
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1002322
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 5 2001
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): McAfee WebShield for Solaris v4.1, McAfee e-ppliance 100 and 120 series
Description:   Network Associates reported a vulnerability in their McAfee WebShield Solaris and McAfee WebShield e-pliance email scanner. A buffer overflow allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the scanner and gain user-level access to the operating system.

A buffer overflow reportedly exists in the smap/smapd and CSMAP daemons. These daemons process SMTP-based e-mail transactions for both inbound and outbound e-mail. A remote user can trigger the buffer overflow and cause arbitrary shell commands to be executed on the scanner with the privileges of the daemon.

The security flaw apparently affects several Network Associates products.

The following products are reported to contain a vulnerability in the smap/smapd module:

Gauntlet for Unix versions 5.x
PGP e-ppliance 300 series version 1.0
McAfee e-ppliance 100 and 120 series

The following products are reported to contain a vulnerability in CSMAP:

Gauntlet for Unix version 6.0
PGP e-ppliance 300 series versions 1.5, 2.0
PGP e-ppliance 1000 series versions 1.5, 2.0
McAfee WebShield for Solaris v4.1

Impact:   A remote user can gain user-level access to the operating system.
Solution:   Patches for the McAfee e-ppliance and WebShield products are available at: http://www.mcafeeb2b.com/
Vendor URL:  www.pgp.com/support/product-advisories/csmap.asp (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

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