McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail) - Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

12093

CVE:

N/A


Platform:

Hardware

Published:

2010-04-06

Advisory Name: Denial of Service in McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail)
Vulnerability Class: Denial of Service
Release Date: Tue Apr 6, 2010
Affected Applications: Secure Mail (Ironmail) ver.6.7.1
Affected Platforms: FreeBSD 6.2 / Apache-Coyote 1.1
Local / Remote: Local
Severity: Medium – CVSS: 4.6 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Researcher: Nahuel Grisolía

Vendor Status: Official Patch Released. Install McAfee Email Gateway 6.7.2 Hotfix 2.
Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy: http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf

Vulnerability Description:
Users inside the CLI can run some kind of “Fork Bomb” in order to saturate system resources because
of an insecure ulimit value.

Download:
https://github.com/offensive-security/exploitdb-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/12093.pdf (cybsec_advisory_2010_0401.pdf)