NGS00157 Patch Notification: McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance v5.6 - Password hashes can be recovered from a system backup and easily cracked



Medium Risk Vulnerability in McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance

29 March 2012

Ben Williams of NGS Secure has discovered a medium risk vulnerability in the McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance

Impact: Password hashes can be recovered from a system backup and easily cracked

Versions affected:

All versions prior to 5.5 Patch 6, Email and Web Security 5.6 Patch 3, McAfee Email Gateway 7.0 Patch 1

NGS Secure is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NGS Secure approach to responsible disclosure.

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