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McAfee Security Bulletin - Endpoint Security for Windows update fixes two vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-3652 and CVE-2019-3653)
Security Bulletins ID:   SB10299
Last Modified:  10/11/2019


First Published: October 8, 2019
 Impact of Vulnerability: CVE-2019-3652 - Code Injection (CWE-94)
CVE-2019-3653 - Improper Access Control (CWE-287)
 CVE ID: CVE-2019-3652
 Severity Rating: CVE-2019-3652: Medium
CVE-2019-3653: Medium
 CVSS v3 Base/Temporal Scores: CVE-2019-3652: 5.0 / 4.3
CVE-2019-3653: 5.0 / 4.3
 Recommendations: Install or update to one of the following Endpoint Security (ENS) versions:
  • ENS 10.6.1 October 2019 Update
  • ENS 10.5.5 October 2019 Update
 Security Bulletin Replacement: None
 Affected Software: ENS for Windows:
  • 10.6.x
  • 10.5.x
 Location of updated software: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx

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Article contents: Vulnerability Description
This Security Bulletin covers two vulnerabilities in ENS. To exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker would need to gain access to the system.
  1. CVE-2019-3652 - ENS code injection in EPSetup.exe
    Code Injection vulnerability in EPSetup.exe in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) prior to 10.6.1 October 2019 Update allows local user to get their malicious code installed by the ENS installer via code injection into EPSetup.exe by an attacker with access to the installer.
  2. CVE-2019-3653 - ESConfig Tool access not controlled
    Improper access control vulnerability in configuration tool in McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) prior to 10.6.1 October 2019 Update allows local user to disable security features via unauthorized use of the configuration tool.
To remediate these issues:
  • Customers using ENS 10.6.x should update to ENS 10.6.1 October 2019 Update.
  • Customers using ENS 10.5.x should update to ENS 10.5.5 October 2019 Update, or upgrade to ENS 10.6.1 October 2019 Update.
Go to the Product Downloads site, and download the applicable product update files:
Product Version Type Release Date Restart Needed?
ENS for Windows  10.6.1 October 2019 Update Update October 8, 2019 No
ENS for Windows 10.5.5 October 2019 Update Update October 8, 2019 No
Download and Installation Instructions
See KB56057 for instructions to download McAfee products, documentation, updates, and hotfixes. See the Release Notes and the Installation Guide, which you can download from the Documentation tab, for instructions to install these updates.
CVE-2019-3652: McAfee credits Russell Wells from DRS for reporting this flaw.
CVE-2019-3653: McAfee credits Donny Maasland from Fox-IT for reporting this flaw.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my McAfee product is vulnerable?
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. Click Open Console.
  3. In the console, select Action Menu.
  4. In the Action Menu, select Product Details. 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, which 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-2019-3652 - ENS code injection in EPSetup.exe
    Base Score 5.0
    Attack Vector (AV) Local (L)
    Attack Complexity (AC) High (H)
    Privileges Required (PR) Low (L)
    User Interaction (UI) Required (R)
    Scope (S) Changed (C)
    Confidentiality (C) Low (L)
    Integrity (I) Low (L)
    Availability (A) Low (L)
    Temporal Score (Overall) 4.3
    Exploitability (E) Proof-of-Concept (P)
    Remediation Level (RL) Official Fix (O)
    Report Confidence (RC) Reasonable (R)
    NOTE: The below CVSS version 3.0 vector was used to generate this score.
  2. CVE-2019-3653 - ESConfig Tool access not controlled
    Base Score 5.0
    Attack Vector (AV) Local (L)
    Attack Complexity (AC) High (H)
    Privileges Required (PR) Low (L)
    User Interaction (UI) Required (R)
    Scope (S) Unchanged (U)
    Confidentiality (C) High (H)
    Integrity (I) Low (L)
    Availability (A) None (N)
    Temporal Score (Overall) 4.3
    Exploitability (E) Proof-of-Concept (P)
    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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