VDB-53414 · CVE-2010-2116 · SA39881

McAfee Secure Mail 6.7.1 Email Gateway systemWebAdminConfig.do access control

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A vulnerability was found in McAfee Secure Mail 6.7.1. It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file admin/systemWebAdminConfig.do of the component Email Gateway. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The web interface in McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail) 6.7.1 allows remote authenticated users, with only Read privileges, to gain Write privileges to modify configuration via the save action in a direct request to admin/systemWebAdminConfig.do.

The weakness was shared 05/24/2010 (Website). The advisory is available at vupen.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-2116 since 05/28/2010. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details as well as a exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/14/2017). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept.

A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1024018).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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05/19/2010 🔍
05/24/2010 +5 days 🔍
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05/24/2010 +0 days 🔍
05/25/2010 +0 days 🔍
05/28/2010 +3 days 🔍
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03/19/2015 +1756 days 🔍
09/14/2017 +910 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.mcafee.com/

Advisory: vupen.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2010-2116 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1024018 - McAfee Email Gateway (IronMail) Access Control Flaw Lets Remtoe Authenticated Users Execute Privileged Commands
Secunia: 39881
OSVDB: 64832 - McAfee Email Gateway Web Access admin/systemWebAdminConfig.do Direct Request Authentication Bypass
Vupen: ADV-2010-1239

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/14/2017 10:59 AM
Changes: (7) advisory_disputed source_cve_assigned source_secunia source_sectracker source_sectracker_date source_sectracker_cause source_vupen
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