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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Flaws in Anti-Malware Scan Engine Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038159
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038159
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-8031, CVE-2016-8032   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 29 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Anti-Malware Scan Engine 5200 - 5800
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can supply a specially crafted input file to cause the target Anti-Malware Scan Engine to enter an infinite loop or crash [CVE-2016-8031].

Windows 32-bit PE (Portable Executable), PDF, RTF, TAR, and CAB file formats are affected.

A local user can supply a specially crafted input file to trigger an unsigned integer offset error in an emulation engine and an unpacking module on 64-bit platforms and cause the target Anti-Malware Scan Engine to or crash [CVE-2016-8032].

Windows 32-bit PE (Portable Executable) files are affected.

Otto Airamo and Antti Levomaki from Forcepoint and Tavis Ormandy from Google reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target anti-virus engine to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Anti-Malware Scan Engine version 5900).

The vendor advisories are available at:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10190
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10191

Vendor URL:  kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10190 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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