McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance / Email Gateway contains a flaw related to the System Backup Password. The issue is due to the backup containing the hashed passwords of users. These can be used to conduct a brute force attack against, potentially giving access to a variety of accounts.
Remote / Network Access
Loss of Confidentiality
Upgrade Email and Web Security to version 5.5 Patch 6 or 5.6 Patch 3 or higher, and Email Gateway to version 7.0 Patch 1 or higher, as as they have been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.
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