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McAfee Security Bulletin: ePolicy Orchestrator update fixes multiple Oracle Java vulnerabilities
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10159
Last Modified:  6/6/2019


First Published: May 12, 2016
 Impact of Vulnerability:  Unspecified Attacks
 CVE Numbers:
  • CVE-2016-3427
  • CVE-2016-0695
  • CVE-2016-3425
 Severity Rating:  High
 Base and Overall CVSS v3 Scores:  Base 9.0, Overall 7.8
 Base 5.9 Overall 5.2
 Base 5.3 Overall 4.6
 Recommendations:  Upgrade to ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.3.3 or 5.9.1
 Security Bulletin Replacement:  None
 Affected Software: ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.1.3 and earlier
ePO 5.3.2 and earlier
 Location of Updated Software:  http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx

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ePO is vulnerable to multiple CVEs reported in Oracle's April 2016 Java SE update. Collectively, these vulnerabilities affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the server.
Oracle's Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts, and Third Party Bulletin:
This ePO update resolves the following issues: Affected Component:
  • ePO Java core web services

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Oracle Java 7.0 officially reached its End of Life (EOL) date in April 2015. Upgrade to ePO 5.3.3 or 5.9.1 to remediate this issue.

Go to the Product Downloads site and download the applicable product, patch, or hotfix files:
Product Type File Name Release Date
ePO 5.3.3 Patch EPO533Lr.zip September 6, 2017
ePO 5.9.1 Patch EPO591L.zip December 5, 2017

Alternatively, follow the instructions in KB89799 to reinstall EPO with an updated JRE.

Download and Installation Instructions
See KB56057 for instructions on how to download 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.

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No vulnerability detection signatures are available.


This vulnerability was first disclosed by Oracle's pre-patch announcement for the April 2016 quarterly Security Bulletin: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2016-2881694.html.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know whether my McAfee product is vulnerable or not?
Check the version and build of ePO that is installed. For information about how to check the version, see KB52634.

What is CVSS?
CVSS, or Common Vulnerability Scoring System, is the result of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council’s effort to standardize a system of assessing the criticality of a vulnerability. This system offers an unbiased criticality score between 0 and 10 that customers can use to judge how critical a vulnerability is and plan accordingly. For more information, visit the CVSS website at: http://www.first.org/cvss/.

When calculating CVSS scores, McAfee has adopted a philosophy that fosters consistency and repeatability. Our guiding principle for CVSS scoring is to score the exploit under consideration by itself. We consider only the immediate and direct impact of the exploit under consideration. We do not factor into a score any potential follow-on exploits that might be made possible by successful exploitation of the issue being scored
What are the CVSS scoring metrics that have been used?
CVE-2016-3427: McAfee ePO and Oracle JRE 
CVSS v3 Scoring:
 Base Score 9.0
 Attack Vector (AV) Network (N)
 Attack Complexity (AC) High (H)
 Privileges Required (PR) None (N)
 User Interaction (UI) None (N)
 Scope (S) Changed (C)
Confidentiality (C) High (H)
Integrity (I) High (H)
Availability (A) High (H)
 Temporal Score (Overall) 7.8
 Exploitability (E) Unproven that Exploit Exists (U)
 Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
 Report Confidence (RC) Confirmed (C)

NOTE: The below CVSS version 3.0 vector was used to generate this score.

CVE-2016-0695: McAfee ePO and Oracle JRE 
CVSS v3 Scoring:
 Base Score 5.9
 Attack Vector (AV) Network (N)
 Attack Complexity (AC) High (H)
 Privileges Required (PR) None (N)
 User Interaction (UI) None (N)
 Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
Confidentiality (C) High (H)
Integrity (I) None (N)
Availability (A) None (N)
 Temporal Score (Overall) 5.2
 Exploitability (E) Unproven (U)
 Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
 Report Confidence (RC) Confirmed (C)

NOTE: The below CVSS version 3.0 vector was used to generate this score.

CVE-2016-3425: McAfee ePO and Oracle JRE
CVSS v3 Scoring:
 Base Score 5.3
 Attack Vector (AV) Network (N)
 Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
 Privileges Required (PR) None (N)
 User Interaction (UI) None (N)
 Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
Confidentiality (C) None (N)
Integrity (I) None (N)
Availability (A) Low (L)
 Temporal Score (Overall) 4.6
 Exploitability (E) Unproven (U)
 Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
 Report Confidence (RC) Confirmed (C)

NOTE: The below CVSS version 3.0 vector was used to generate this score.

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To find a list of all security bulletins, or if you have information about a security issue or vulnerability with a McAfee product, visit our product security website at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat-center/product-security-bulletins.aspx.

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