Check Point Advisories

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator XML External Entity (CVE-2014-2205)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1166
Date Published: 20 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: 16 Oct 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-2205
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.7 and prior
Vulnerability Description An XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability has been reported in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). The vulnerability is due to a design weakness in the ePO Web Console component. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a maliciously crafted XML dashboard definition.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator XML External Entity protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Security Products Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator XML External Entity

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