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McAfee Security Bulletin - ePolicy Orchestrator update fixes Tomcat vulnerability (CVE-2018-11784)
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10257
Last Modified:  12/13/2018


First Published: November 27, 2018
 Impact of Vulnerability: Invalidated Redirects and Forwards
 CVE ID: CVE-2018-11784
 Severity Rating: Medium
 CVSS v3 Base/Temporal Scores: 5.3 / 4.6
 Recommendations: Apply the standalone hotfix or update.
 Security Bulletin Replacement: None
 Affected Software:
  • ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.3.3, 5.3.2, 5.3.1, and 5.3.0
  • ePO 5.9.1 and 5.9.0
  • ePO 5.10
 Location of updated software: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx
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Article contents: Vulnerability Description
ePO runs on Apache Tomcat and according to the CVE listed below, the Tomcat update consumed by ePO is possibly vulnerable to invalidated redirects to any URI of an attacker's choice.
This ePO update resolves the following issue:

When the default servlet returned a redirect to a directory (for example, redirecting to /foo/ when the user requested /foo) a specially crafted URL could be used to cause the redirect to be generated to any URI of the attacker's choice.

Affected Component:
  • ePO web core services
To remediate this issue:
  • Users of ePO 5.3.2 or earlier are recommended to upgrade to ePO 5.3.3, 5.9.1, or 5.10 and apply the fix for the version you upgraded to. See the table below for the relevant fix.
  • Users of ePO 5.9.0 are recommended to upgrade to ePO 5.9.1 or 5.10 and apply the fix for the version you upgraded to. See the table below for the relevant fix.
  • Users of ePO 5.3.3 are recommended to apply EPO533HF1257674r.zip.
  • Users of ePO 5.9.1 are recommended to apply EPO591HF1260432r.zip.
  • Users of ePO 5.10.0 are recommended to apply ePO_5.10.0_Update_2.zip.
Go to the Product Downloads site, and download the applicable product update or hotfix file:
Product Type File Name Release Date
ePO 5.10.0 Update 2 Update  ePO_5.10.0_Update_2.zip December 11, 2018
ePO 5.9.1 Hotfix EPO591HF1260432r.zip November 27, 2018
ePO 5.3.3 Hotfix EPO533HF1257674r.zip November 27, 2018
*NOTE: McAfee will use commercially reasonable efforts to release an update by the planned date, but plans might change.

Download and Installation Instructions
See KB56057 for instructions on how to download McAfee products, documentation, updates, 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.
Product Specific Notes
ePO 5.1.x reached End of Life on December 31, 2017. McAfee recommends that all customers upgrade to ePO 5.9.x or 5.10.x.
None. Installing the latest ePO hotfix or update specified in the Remediation table is strongly encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my McAfee product is vulnerable or not?
For ePO:
Use the following instructions for ePO:
Check the version and build of ePO that is installed. For information about how to check the version, see: KB52634.

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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-2018-11784: ePO and Apache Tomcat
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) Low (L)
Availability (A) None (N)
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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