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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator XML External Entity Flaw and Static Encryption Key Let Remote Authenticated Users Obtain Passwords
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031519
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0921, CVE-2015-0922   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 9 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.5.x and 4.6.x prior to 4.6.9, 5.0.x and 5.1.x prior to 5.1.2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. A remote authenticated user can obtain passwords.

The 'conditionXML' parameter in the Server Task Log option does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote authenticated user can supply specially crafted XML external entity data to obtain potentially sensitive information, including encrypted passwords [CVE-2015-0921].

The passwords are encrypted using a static key [CVE-2015-0922].

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Brandon Perry reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain the administrative password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.6.9, 5.1.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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