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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032671
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032671
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-4559   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 3 2015
Original Entry Date:  Jun 19 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.1.1 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Java core web services do not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Francois-Xavier Stellamans from NCI Agency - Cyber Security (NATO) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.1.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10121

Vendor URL:  kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10121 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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