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McAfee Security Bulletin - Network Data Loss Prevention 9.3.4.x update fixes CVE-2016-10229
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10235
Last Modified:  5/8/2018


First Published: May 8, 2018
 Impact of Vulnerability: View user information
 CVE ID: CVE-2016-10229
 Severity Rating: Medium
 CVSS v3 Base/Temporal Scores: 4.8/4.2
 Recommendations: Install or update to Network Data Loss Prevention (Network DLP) Hotfix-1219856-47906- for Network DLP
Applicable only for VM, 4400, and 5500 platforms.
 Security Bulletin Replacement: None
 Affected Software: Network DLP 9.3.4.x and earlier
 Location of updated software: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx
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Article contents: Vulnerability Description
This update resolves one security vulnerability:

The Network DLP 9.3.x kernel is vulnerable to remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via UDP traffic that triggers an unsafe second checksum calculation during execution of a recv system call with the MSG_PEEK flag.
Affected Network DLP components:
  • McAfee DLP Manager
  • McAfee DLP Monitor
  • McAfee DLP iPrevent
  • McAfee DLP iDiscover
This issue is resolved in Network DLP Hotfix "Hotfix-1219856-47906-" released on May 8, 2018 for VM, 4400, and 5500 platforms.

Apply Network DLP Hotfix "Hotfix-1219856-47906-" to Network DLP
Go to the Product Downloads site and download the applicable product hotfix file:
Product Type Version Type Release Date
Network DLP   Hotfix Hotfix-1219856-47906-    hotfix_9.3.4.201.tar.gz May 8, 2018
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.
McAfee strongly recommends that you configure system and network access controls to the below best practices:
  • Change the default root password of the system to a strong, un-guessable password.
  • Place the Network DLP Management console only on a trusted network.
  • Give accounts on Network DLP systems only to personnel with a "need-to-know".
  • Apply network restrictions such that only Network DLP Appliances can communicate with Network DLP Managers.
  • Use only a single network interface card (NIC) for inter-system communications.
  • Present management functions only on a single NIC. Configure the management NIC to accept connections only from a trusted, restricted network.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my McAfee product is vulnerable or not?
For Appliances:
Use the following instructions for Appliance based products:
  1. Open the Administrator's User Interface (UI).
  2. Click the About link. The product version is displayed.
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 the successful exploitation of the issue being scored.
What are the CVSS scoring metrics?

CVE-2016-10229: Auto complete off is not set
Base Score 4.8
Attack Vector (AV) Physical (P)
Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
Privileges Required (PR) Low (L)
User Interaction (UI) Required (R)
Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
Confidentiality (C) High (H)
Integrity (I) None (N)
Availability (A) Low (L)
Temporal Score (Overall) 4.2
Exploitability (E) Unproven that exploit exist (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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