McAfee Advanced Threat Defense SB10304 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities



Date Discovered

November 12, 2019


McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is prone to the following security vulnerabilities: 1. Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities. 2. A remote command execution vulnerability 3. Directory-traversal vulnerability. 4. An SQL-injection vulnerability. 5. A security vulnerability. An attacker may leverage these issues to allow an attacker to compromise the application, access or modify data, exploit latent vulnerabilities in the underlying database, execute arbitrary command or gain access to sensitive information. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) version prior to 4.8 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense 4.0
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense 4.2.0
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense 4.4.0
  • McAfee Advanced Threat Defense 4.6.0


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted and accountable individuals to have local interactive access to the vulnerable computer.

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review its logs regularly.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
Since a successful exploit of some of these issues requires malicious code to execute in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



KPN REDteam and Jerome Nokin from NCIA

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