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McAfee Security Bulletin - Updates and product status for HTTP/2 vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9512, CVE-2019-9513, CVE-2019-9514, CVE-2019-9515, CVE-2019-9516, CVE-2019-9517, CVE-2019-9518, CVE-2019-3643, and CVE-2019-3644)
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10296
Last Modified:  9/10/2019


First Published: September 10, 2019
 Impact of Vulnerability: Denial of Service
 CVE ID: McAfee Linux Operating System (MLOS) NGINX: CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9513, CVE-2019-9516
McAfee Web Gateway (MWG): CVE-2019-3643, CVE-2019-3644
 Severity Rating: CVE-2019-3643: Medium
CVE-2019-3644: High
 CVSS v3 Base/Temporal Scores: CVE-2019-3643: 5.3 / 4.9
CVE-2019-3644: 7.5 / 7.0
 Recommendations: Deploy product updates as they are made available.
 Security Bulletin Replacement: None
 Affected Software:
  • MLOS - vulnerable version of NGINX
  • MWG - protocol scanning
  • These products ship with a vulnerable and not exploitable web server:
    • McAfee Active Response Server (MAR)
    • Advanced Threat Defense (ATD)
    • Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) SIEM
 Location of updated software: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx

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Article contents: Vulnerability Description
Multiple McAfee products offer HTTP services or process the HTTP protocol. On August 13, 2019 there was a disclosure of multiple vulnerabilities in the way products had implemented HTTP/2. You can find more information in the Netflix advisory - https://github.com/Netflix/security-bulletins/blob/master/advisories/third-party/2019-002.md.

This Security Bulletin describes the McAfee products that are and are not impacted.
  • MWG is impacted by CVE-2019-9511 and CVE-2019-9517, addressed through CVE-2019-3643 and CVE-2019-3644 respectively. The scanning proxies support HTTP/2 and have been updated to address these issues.
  • MLOS offers NGINX and has updated the NGINX version to 1.16.1. NGINX is vulnerable to CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9513, and CVE-2019-9516. You can find more details about NGINX's website at: https://www.NGINX.com/blog/NGINX-updates-mitigate-august-2019-http-2-vulnerabilities/.
  • A vulnerable version of NGINX is used in MAR Server and ATD. Neither of these products offer HTTP/2 and are not exploitable.
  • A vulnerable version of Apache is used in ESM SIEM. SIEM does not offer HTTP/2 and is not exploitable.
  • No other products are impacted by the HTTP/2 vulnerabilities.
  1. CVE-2019-3643   
    McAfee Web Gateway (MWG) earlier than is vulnerable to a remote attacker exploiting CVE-2019-9511, potentially leading to a denial of service. This affects the scanning proxies.
  2. CVE-2019-3644
    McAfee Web Gateway (MWG) earlier than is vulnerable to a remote attacker exploiting CVE-2019-9517, potentially leading to a denial of service. This affects the scanning proxies.
McAfee Product Vulnerability Status
Investigation into all McAfee products is ongoing. This Security Bulletin will be updated as additional information is available. Not every version of the "Vulnerable and Updated" products are vulnerable. See the Product Specific Notes section below for details. Products not on these lists are being investigated. 
Product Status and Remediation Availability
Product Version
Vulnerable and Updated
MLOS  3 Available from our public repository: http://mcafeelinux.org/mlos/mlosrepo/3/updates/
See Product Specific Notes
MLOS     2 Available from our public repository: http://mcafeelinux.org/mlos/mlosrepo/2/updates/
See Product Specific Notes
MWG   8.x, 7.8.2.x, 7.7.2.x Updates released - see the Remediation table
Vulnerable and Not Exploitable
ATD   All versions ATD ships with a vulnerable version of NGINX. No HTTP/2 functionality is offered.
MAR Server All versions MAR ships with a vulnerable version of NGINX. No HTTP/2 functionality is offered.
ESM SIEM  All versions  SIEM ships with a vulnerable version of Apache. No HTTP/2 functionality is offered.
Not Vulnerable
Data Loss Prevention Monitor (DLP Monitor) 11.x, 10.x  
Data Loss Prevention Prevent (DLP Prevent) 11.x, 10.x  
Data Exchange Layer (DXL) Broker All versions  
ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) All versions  
McAfee Email Gateway (MEG) All versions  
Network Data Loss Prevention (Network DLP)    9.3  
Network Security Manager (NSM)  All versions  
Network Security Platform (NSP) All versions  
Network Threat Behavioral Analysis (NTBA) All versions  
Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) Server All versions  
For a description of each product, see: https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/products/a-z.html.
Go to the Product Downloads site, and download the applicable product update/hotfix files:
  • ATD, MAR, and SIEM - Future updates will update their web servers.
  • MLOS - For customers using the MLOS repository, go directly to the repository and pull the latest updates.
  • MWG:
    • Customers using 8.1.x: Update to 8.2.
    • Customers using 7.8.2.x: Update to
    • Customers using 7.7.2.x: Update to, and consider updating to
Product Versions Type Earliest Fixed Version Release Date
MWG  8.1.x
September 10, 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 for instructions on how to install these updates. You can download these documents from the Documentation tab.
Product Specific Notes
MLOS ships with NGINX. For customers using MLOS from the public repository, we have updated NGINX to version 1.16.1 to address CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9513, and CVE-2019-9516. MLOS and its components are not affected by CVE-2019-9512, CVE-2019-9514, CVE-2019-9515, CVE-2019-9517, and CVE-2019-9518.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my McAfee product is vulnerable or not?
For Endpoint products:
Use the following instructions for endpoint or client-based products:
  1. Right-click on the McAfee tray shield icon on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Select Open Console.
  3. In the console, select Action Menu.
  4. In the Action Menu, select Product Details. The product version displays.
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.

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 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?
  1. CVE-2019-3643: MWG scanners updated to address CVE-2019-9511
    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) 4.9
    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.
  2. CVE-2019-3644: MWG scanners updated to address CVE-2019-9517
    Base Score 7.5
    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) High (H)
    Temporal Score (Overall) 7.0
    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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