SOURCE: Fortinet

March 14, 2007 14:52 ET

Fortinet Discovers Multiple Vulnerabilities Affecting McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and ProtectionPilot

Numerous Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Allow Attackers to Control Victims' Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- Fortinet® -- the pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that its Fortinet Global Threat Research Team discovered multiple vulnerabilities in McAfee™ ePolicy Orchestrator and ProtectionPilot. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to take over the affected system by providing a malicious Web page from a controlled Web site. When the user browses the Web page from a machine with the affected products, maliciously formed data causes a buffer overflow leading to arbitrary command execution with the privileges of that user.

The vulnerability affects users of the following specific software:

--  McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.6.1 and earlier
--  McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.6.0 Patch 5 and earlier.
--  McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.5.0 Patch 7 and earlier.
--  McAfee ProtectionPilot 1.5.0.
--  McAfee ProtectionPilot 1.1.1 Patch 3 and earlier.
McAfee ™ users should immediately apply the update provided by McAfee ™ on March 13, 2007. Fortinet's security research team was critical in discovering this vulnerability, as noted in the McAfee Security Bulletins:

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