McAfee E-Business Server Authentication Packet Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29900


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


McAfee E-Business Server, an enterprise tool for digitally encrypting and signing electronic files, is installed on the remote host.

The version of this software installed on the remote host fails to properly handle over-sized authentication packets sent to its administration interface, generally TCP port 1718. An unauthenticated, remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to crash the affected service or even execute arbitrary code on the remote host with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges.


Upgrade to McAfee E-Business Server version 8.5.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29900

File Name: mcafee_ebsadmin_auth_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/01/10

Modified: 2016/10/27

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:e-business_server

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0127

BID: 27197

OSVDB: 40220

CWE: 119