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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2021.3146
    Security Bulletin - Endpoint Security for Windows update fixes two
       vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-31843, CVE-2021-31842) and updates
                        the cURL library (SB10367)
                             20 September 2021

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           McAfee Endpoint Security
Publisher:         McAfee
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
                   Unauthorised Access      -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-31843 CVE-2021-31842 

Original Bulletin: 
   https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10367

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Security Bulletins ID   : SB10367

Last Modified           : 9/16/2021

Summary

First Published: September 16, 2021
+----------------+----------+--------------+----------------+--------+--------+
|                |          |              |                |        |CVSS    |
|                |Impacted  |              |Impact of       |Severity|v3.1    |
|Product:        |Versions: |CVE ID:       |Vulnerabilities:|Ratings:|Base/   |
|                |          |              |                |        |Temporal|
|                |          |              |                |        |Scores: |
+----------------+----------+--------------+----------------+--------+--------+
|                |Prior to  |              |                |        |        |
|Endpoint        |10.7.0 and|              |CWE-269:        |        |        |
|Security (ENS)  |10.6.1    |CVE-2021-31843|Improper        |High    |7.3 /   |
|for Windows     |September |              |Privileges      |        |6.6     |
|                |2021      |              |Management      |        |        |
|                |Update    |              |                |        |        |
+----------------+----------+--------------+----------------+--------+--------+
|                |Prior to  |              |                |        |        |
|                |10.7.0 and|              |CWE-611: XML    |        |        |
|ENS for Windows |10.6.1    |CVE-2021-31842|External Entity |Medium  |5.0 /   |
|                |September |              |Injection       |        |4.5     |
|                |2021      |              |                |        |        |
|                |Update    |              |                |        |        |
+----------------+----------+--------------+----------------+--------+--------+
|                |Prior to  |              |                |        |        |
|                |10.7.0 and|              |                |        |        |
|ENS for Windows |10.6.1    |Numerous      |Multiple against|Critical|        |
|                |September |              |cURL library    |        |        |
|                |2021      |              |                |        |        |
|                |Update    |              |                |        |        |
+----------------+----------+--------------+----------------+--------+--------+
|Recommendations:|Install or update to ENS 10.7.0 and 10.6.1 September 2021   |
|                |Update                                                      |
+----------------+------------------------------------------------------------+
|Security        |                                                            |
|Bulletin        |None                                                        |
|Replacement:    |                                                            |
+----------------+------------------------------------------------------------+
|Location of     |                                                            |
|updated         |Product Downloads site                                      |
|software:       |                                                            |
+----------------+------------------------------------------------------------+

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Article contents:

  o Vulnerability Description
  o Remediation
  o Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  o Resources
  o Disclaimer

Vulnerability Description
These releases address two issues in McAfee Enterprise owned code, and an
update to cURL library. cURL is a third-party library used in the product and
was updated from 7.22 to the latest. This update addresses multiple
vulnerabilities, the highest of which are rated critical. You can find details
of the issues addressed on the cURL website .

 1. CVE-2021-31843
    Improper privileges management vulnerability in McAfee Endpoint Security
    (ENS) Windows prior to 10.7.0 September 2021 Update allows local users to
    access files which they would otherwise not have access to via manipulating
    junction links to redirect McAfee folder operations to an unintended
    location.
    NVD CVE-2021-31843
    MITRE CVE-2021-31843
 2. CVE-2021-31842
    XML Entity Expansion injection vulnerability in McAfee Endpoint Security
    (ENS) for Windows prior to 10.7.0 September 2021 Update allows a local user
    to initiate high CPU and memory consumption resulting in a Denial of
    Service attack through carefully editing the EPDeploy.xml file and then
    executing the setup process.
    NVD CVE-2021-31842
    MITRE CVE-2021-31842

Remediation
To remediate these issues:

  o Customers on ENS 10.7.0 should update to ENS 10.7.0 September 2021 Update.
  o Customers on ENS 10.6.1 should upgrade to ENS 10.7.0 September 2021 Update,
    or update to ENS 10.6.1 September 2021 Update.

Go to the Product Downloads site , and download the applicable product update
file:
+---------------+----------------------------+------+------------------+
|Product        |Version                     |Type  |Release Date      |
+---------------+----------------------------+------+------------------+
|ENS for Windows|10.7.0 September 2021 Update|Update|September 16, 2021|
|               |10.6.1 September 2021 Update|      |                  |
+---------------+----------------------------+------+------------------+

Download and Installation Instructions
For instructions to download product updates and hotfixes, see: KB56057 - How
to download Enterprise product updates and documentation . Review the Release
Notes and the Installation Guide for instructions on how to install these
updates. All documentation is available on the Product Documentation site .
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I know if my product is vulnerable or not
For Endpoint Security on Windows:
Use the following instructions for endpoint or client-based products:

 1. Right-click the McAfee tray shield icon on the Windows taskbar.
 2. Select McAfee Endpoint Security .
 3. In the console, select Action Menu .
 4. In the Action Menu, select About . The product version displays.

What is CVSS
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is the result of the National
Infrastructure Advisory Council's effort to standardize a system of assessing
the criticality of a vulnerability. This system offers an unbiased criticality
score between 0 and 10 that customers can use to judge how critical a
vulnerability is and plan accordingly. For more information, visit the CVSS
website .

When calculating CVSS scores, McAfee Enterprise has adopted a philosophy that
fosters consistency and repeatability. Our guiding principle for CVSS scoring
is to score the exploit under consideration by itself. We consider only the
immediate and direct impact of the exploit under consideration. We don't factor
into a score any potential follow-on exploits that might be made possible by
the successful exploitation of the issue being scored.

What are the CVSS scoring metrics

 1. CVE-2021-31843: Improper access control vulnerability in ENS for Windows
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Base Score              |7.3                 |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Attack Vector (AV)      |Local (L)           |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Attack Complexity (AC)  |Low (L)             |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Privileges Required (PR)|Low (L)             |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |User Interaction (UI)   |Required (R)        |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Scope (S)               |Unchanged (U)       |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Confidentiality (C)     |High (H)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Integrity (I)           |High (H)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Availability (A)        |High (H)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Temporal Score (Overall)|6.6                 |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Exploitability (E)      |Proof-of-Concept (P)|
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Remediation Level (RL)  |Official Fix (O)    |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Report Confidence (RC)  |Confirmed (C)       |
    +------------------------+--------------------+

    NOTE: This CVSS version 3.1 vector was used to generate this score.
 2. CVE-2021-31842: XML Entity expansion vulnerability in ENS for Windows
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Base Score              |5.0                 |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Attack Vector (AV)      |Local (L)           |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Attack Complexity (AC)  |Low (L)             |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Privileges Required (PR)|Low (L)             |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |User Interaction (UI)   |Required (R)        |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Scope (S)               |Unchanged (U)       |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Confidentiality (C)     |None (N)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Integrity (I)           |None (N)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Availability (A)        |High (H)            |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Temporal Score (Overall)|4.5                 |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Exploitability (E)      |Proof-of-Concept (P)|
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Remediation Level (RL)  |Official Fix (O)    |
    +------------------------+--------------------+
    |Report Confidence (RC)  |Confirmed (C)       |
    +------------------------+--------------------+

    NOTE: This CVSS version 3.1 vector was used to generate this score.

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Security Bulletins for McAfee Enterprise products on this website, click
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