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Intel Security - Security Bulletin: Email Gateway 7.6 update fixes cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10153
Last Modified:  3/30/2016


First Published: 3/30/2016
 Impact of Vulnerability:  Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)
 CVE Numbers:  None
 Severity Rating:  Medium
 CVSS v3 Base / Temporal Scores:
 6.4 / 5.5
 Recommendations:  Install or update to Email Gateway (MEG) 7.6.404
 Security Bulletin Replacement:  None
 Affected Software:  MEG 7.6
 Location of Updated Software:  http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx

Article contents:


McAfee Email Gateway is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) in the generation of HTML email alerts using SMTP.
This issue is encountered when File Filtering is enabled with the action set to ESERVICES:REPLACE. With this configuration, when an email with an attachment is blocked and replaced with an alert, the corresponding alert displays the email attachment "as is" without it being XML/HTML escaped.
This patch remediates this vulnerability.
Affected Component:
  • Email Gateway 7.6


Go to the Product Downloads site and download the applicable product patch/hotfix files:
Product Type Version File Name Release Date
MEG 7.6 Patch 7.6.404 MEG-7.6.404-3328.101.zip March 30, 2016

Download and Installation Instructions
See KB56057 for instructions on how to download Intel Security / McAfee products, documentation, security updates, patches, and hotfixes. Review the Release Notes and the Installation Guide, which you can download from the Documentation tab, for instructions on how to install these updates.


None. Intel Security strongly recommends that you install the available patch.


No vulnerability detection signatures are available.


Intel Security credits Wesley Neelen from DearBytes B.V. for reporting this flaw.

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 Base Score 6.4
 Attack Vector (AV) Network (N)
 Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
 Privileges Required (PR) None (N)
 User Interaction (UI) Required (R)
 Scope (S) Changed (C)
Confidentiality (C) Low (L)
Integrity (I) Low (L)
Availability (A) None (N)
 Temporal Score (Overall)
 Exploitability (E) Proof-of-Concept (P)
 Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
 Report Confidence (RC) Confirmed (C)

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