Websense Email Security up to 7.3 SMTP plc\SuperScout Email Filter\SMTP information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Websense Email Security up to 7.3 (Anti-Malware Software). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component SMTP. The manipulation of the argument plc\SuperScout Email Filter\SMTP with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was published 08/23/2012 with Oracle as 000005836 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at websense.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-4605 since 08/23/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK. When conducting a network security scan on a machine where Websense Email Security is installed, you receive the following vulnerability error: SSL/TLS Weak and Export Ciphers Detected.

It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69517 (Websense Email Security SMTP Component Weak SSL/TLS Ciphers), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 7.3 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch Version 7.3 Hotfix 6 is able to eliminate this problem. It is possible to mitigate the problem by applying the configuration setting SSLCipherSuite - ALL:!aNULL:!ADH:!eNULL:!LOW:!EXP:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Disable weak SSL ciphers on the Websense Email Security machine.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (78131) and Tenable (69517). Similar entries are available at 7810, 8664, 8665 and 8666.







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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 69517
Nessus Name: Websense Email Security SMTP Component Weak SSL/TLS Ciphers
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Upgrade: Email Security 7.3
Patch: Version 7.3 Hotfix 6


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Vendor: forcepoint.com

Advisory: 000005836
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-4605 (🔍)

X-Force: 78131 - Websense Email Security SMTP information disclosure, Low Risk
SecurityFocus: 64758 - RETIRED: Oracle January 2014 Critical Patch Update Multiple Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: 85101

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 09/07/2012 06:23 PM
Updated: 04/26/2019 08:53 PM
Changes: 09/07/2012 06:23 PM (83), 04/26/2019 08:53 PM (1)
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