McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator SSL/TLS Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability (SB10120)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85160


A security management application running on the remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) running on the remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a failure to properly validate server and Certificate Authority names in X.509 certificates from SSL servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker, by using a crafted certificate, can exploit this flaw to spoof servers, thus gaining access to transmitted information.


Upgrade to McAfee ePO version 4.6.9 / 5.1.2 / 5.3.0 or later, and apply the vendor-supplied workaround.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85160

File Name: mcafee_epo_sb10120.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/31/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2859

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:epolicy_orchestrator

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, installed_sw/epo_app_server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/4/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/4/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2859

BID: 75020

CERT: 264092