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ePolicy Orchestrator Sustaining Statement (SSC1705181) - April 2017 reported Apache advisories
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Last Modified:  7/10/2018


McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x


This document describes the support position of Sustaining Engineering relative to a McAfee application. It addresses concerns about ePO and the reported Apache advisories published in April 2017 (http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html).

This document is in response to the reported Apache advisories published in April 2017:
  • CVE-2016-8743: Apache HTTP Request Parsing Whitespace Defects
    ePO does not run the module mod_proxy, or conventional CGI mechanisms.
  • CVE-2016-8740: HTTP/2 CONTINUATION denial of service
    ePO does not use HTTP/2.
  • CVE-2016-0736: Padding Oracle in Apache mod_session_crypto
    ePO does not run the module mod_session_crypto.
  • CVE-2016-2161: DoS vulnerability in mod_auth_digest
    ePO does not run the module mod_auth_digest.
  • CVE-2016-5387: HTTP_PROXY environment variable "httpoxy" mitigation
    ePO does not use the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.
  • CVE-2016-4979: TLS/SSL X.509 client certificate auth bypass with HTTP/2
    This issue affects releases 2.4.18 and 2.4.20 only, neither of which are versions ePO has ever used.
  • CVE-2016-1546: mod_http2: denial of service by thread starvation
    This issue affects HTTP/2 support in 2.4.17 and 2.4.18, neither of which are versions ePO has ever used.
  • CVE-2015-0228: mod_lua: Crash in websockets PING handling
    Not Applicable; ePO currently uses Apache 2.4.16.
  • CVE-2015-0253: Crash in ErrorDocument 400 handling
    This issue affects the 2.4.12 release only, a version ePO has never used.
  • CVE-2015-3183: HTTP request smuggling attack against chunked request parser
    This issue does not affect Apache 2.4.16.
Research and Conclusions
McAfee has determined that none of these reported CVEs are applicable to current versions of ePO; ePO is not vulnerable.

NOTE: This evaluation assumes that you are current on your ePO hotfixes, which means apache will be at version 2.4.16 or later. See KB61057 for apache versions used by ePO.

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