McAfee Email Gateway 7.6.x < 7.6.404 Blocked Email Alert XSS (SB10153)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90835


The application installed on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of McAfee Email Gateway (MEG) installed on the remote host is 7.6.x prior to 7.6.404. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that is triggered when File Filtering is enabled with the action set to 'ESERVICES:REPLACE'. This is due to a failure to validate input passed via alerts for blocked email attachments; attachments are displayed 'as is' without the XML or HTML content being properly escaped. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted email attachment, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade to McAfee Email Gateway version 7.6.404 as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90835

File Name: mcafee_email_gateway_SB10153.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/02

Modified: 2016/05/08

Dependencies: 73224

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:email_gateway

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3969

OSVDB: 136571


IAVA: 2016-A-0117