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McAfee Security Bulletin - Database Security update fixes Data Leakage Attacks vulnerability (CVE-2019-3615)
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10277
Last Modified:  3/13/2019


First Published: March 12, 2019
 Impact of Vulnerability: Data Leakage via Privilege Escalation (CWE-269)
 CVE ID: CVE-2019-3615
 Severity Rating: Medium
 CVSS v3 Base/Temporal Scores: 5.3 / 4.5
 Recommendations: Install or update to Database Security 4.6.6 March 2019 Update
 Security Bulletin Replacement: None
 Affected Software: Database Security prior to 4.6.6 March 2019 Update
 Location of updated software: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx
Article contents: Vulnerability Description
Data Leakage Attacks vulnerability in the web interface in McAfee Database Security prior to the 4.6.6 March 2019 Update allows local users to expose passwords via autocompleting password fields in the admin browser logon screen.
NOTE: The user needs to be logged on to the physical machine of the owner and access the browser on that user session for this vulnerability to be exposed.
To remediate this issue, go to the Product Downloads site, and download the applicable product update file:
Product Version Type Release Date
Database Security  4.6.6 March 2019 Update or later Update March 12, 2019
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.
Most web browsers offer the ability to cache usernames and password for you. Turning off this feature will mitigate this attack. Below are instructions for turning off password caching in the most commonly used browsers.

  1. Click the Chrome menu icon. (The menu icon is the three dots at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under the AutoFill section, expand the area for which you want to disable password caching.
  4. Toggle the setting OFF if it is on.
  1. Click the Firefox menu icon. (The menu icon is the three lines at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Privacy & Security.
  4. Under Forms & Autofill, deselect Autofill Addresses.
Internet Explorer:
  1. Click the Tools menu icon. (The menu icon is the gear at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. In the AutoComplete section, click Settings.
  5. Deselect Forms and User Names and Passwords on Forms.
  6. Click OK in the AutoComplete Settings window.
  7. Click OK in the Internet Options window.
  1. Click the Safari menu. (The Safari menu is the word Safari at the top of the screen.)
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click AutoFill.
  4. Deselect Using info from my Contacts Card/Address Book Card and Other Forms.
  5. Click Done.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my McAfee product is vulnerable or not?
For Database Security products:
Use the following instructions for Database Security products:
  1. Log on to your Database Security web console.
  2. Click About at the bottom right of the screen. A pop-up message with the version displays.
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-2019-3615: Database Security password autocomplete vulnerability
Base Score 5.3
Attack Vector (AV) Local (L)
Attack Complexity (AC) Low (L)
Privileges Required (PR) Low (L)
User Interaction (UI) None (N)
Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
Confidentiality (C) Low (L)
Integrity (I) Low (L)
Availability (A) Low (L)
Temporal Score (Overall) 4.9
Exploitability (E) Functional (F)
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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