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Vulnerability Score 3.5 3.5
CVE Id CVE-2012-4584
Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 12:07:53
Published 22 Aug 2012 06:42:04
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication SINGLE_INSTANCE



McAfee Email and Web Security (EWS) 5.x before 5.5 Patch 6 and 5.6 before Patch 3, and McAfee Email Gateway (MEG) 7.0 before Patch 1, does not properly encrypt system-backup data, which makes it easier for remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information by reading a backup file, as demonstrated by obtaining password hashes.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Mcafee Email And Web Security 5.0

  • Mcafee Email And Web Security 5.5

  • Mcafee Email And Web Security 5.6

  • Mcafee Email Gateway 7.0



BUGTRAQ - 20120329 NGS00157 Patch Notification: McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance v5.6 - Password hashes can be recovered from a system backup and easily cracked

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:00:17