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McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Remote Code Execution (CVE-2013-0140; CVE-2013-0141)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1655
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Source: IPS Research Team
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-0140
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?

ePO Servers 4.6.0 to 4.6.5.
Vulnerability Description
A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). The vulnerability is due to an error in the ePO server that fails to properly sanitize user supplied data. A remote attacker can exploit this weakness to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted https request.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  SSL Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Remote Code Execution