Executive Summary

Title McAfee Managed Agent contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability
Name VU#613886 First vendor Publication 2013-10-04
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2013-10-04
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#613886

McAfee Managed Agent contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability

Original Release date: 04 Oct 2013 | Last revised: 04 Oct 2013


McAfee Managed Agent versions 4.5, 4.6, and possibly earlier versions contain a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability (CWE-400).


CWE-400:Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

McAfee Managed Agent versions 4.5 and 4.6 contain a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability. McAfee Managed Agent runs a service on Windows workstations called "McAfee Framework Service" (FrameworkService.exe) which runs an HTTP server on the default TCP port 8081.

By sending a crafted request an attacker can remotely crash the Windows service. This can cause the McAfee software to temporarily stop updating or provide log data until the service is manually restarted.


An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service against the McAfee Managed Agent software.


McAfee has released a security bulletin with the details on obtaining the security hotfix for Managed Agent 4.5 Patch 3 and Managed Agent 4.6 Patch 3. McAfee Managed Agent versions 4.8 RTW and later are not affected. If applying the security hotfix is not possible, please consider the following workaround.

Accept connections only from the ePO server
Make sure that the "Accept connections only from the ePO server" option is enabled in the ePO Agent policy.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
McAfeeAffected04 Sep 201303 Oct 2013
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  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/400.html
  • https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10055


Thanks to Rodney Beede for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2013-3627
  • Date Public:01 Oct 2013
  • Date First Published:04 Oct 2013
  • Date Last Updated:04 Oct 2013
  • Document Revision:15


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/613886

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 13

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2013-10-10 IAVM : 2013-B-0113 - McAfee Agent Denial of Service Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0040761

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2013-10-11 Name : A security management service running on the remote host is affected by a den...
File : mcafee_cma_4_8_0.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-10-11 Name : The remote host has a service installed that is affected by a denial of servi...
File : mcafee_cma_4_8_0_creds.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2014-02-17 12:08:01
  • Multiple Updates
2013-10-07 21:25:27
  • Multiple Updates
2013-10-05 17:22:37
  • Multiple Updates
2013-10-04 17:20:32
  • First insertion