Denial of Service McAfee Firewall Enterprise

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Vulnerabilities, Vulnerability News
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McAfee logoVulnerability: Denial of Service McAfee Firewall Enterprise

Danger: Middle
Patch: Yes
Number of vulnerabilities: 1

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4244
Impact: Denial of service

Affected Products: McAfee Firewall Enterprise 8.x, Sidewinder Firewall 7.x

Affected versions: McAfee Firewall Enterprise 8.x, perhaps the only one.
Sidewinder Firewall 7.x, possibly other versions.


The vulnerability can be exploited to cause a DoS attack.

An error in the processing of data RDATA length is more than 65535 bytes. A remote user can send a specially crafted request to the recursive server to crash his work.

Manufacturer: McAfee, Inc.

Solution: Install the latest version from the manufacturer.


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