McAfee Email Gateway Web Mail User Interface Directory Traversal (SB10329)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 140658


An email proxy server running on the remote host is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The McAfee Email Gateway (MEG) application running on the remote host is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability in the Web Mail user interface. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue to traverse the file system to access files or directories that are outside of the restricted directory.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply the relevant hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140658

File Name: mcafee_email_gateway_SB10329.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 9/18/2020

Updated: 9/21/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-7268


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:email_gateway

Required KB Items: Host/McAfeeSMG/name, Host/McAfeeSMG/version, Host/McAfeeSMG/patches, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-7268


IAVA: 2020-A-0426