McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Content-Length header HTTP POST buffer overflow

epolicy-contentlength-post-bo (14989) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePo) is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By sending an HTTP POST request with an invalid value in the Content-Length header, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the system to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Access


Apply the appropriate patches for your system, as listed in Secunia Security Advisory: SA10742. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest squid package as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2005:014 for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.2: 2.5.STABLE3-3.5.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.0: 2.5.STABLE4-2.3.100mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 10.1: 2.5.STABLE6-2.2.101mdk or later
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1: 2.4.STABLE7-2.3.C21mdk or later
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0: 2.5.STABLE4-2.3.C30mdk or later


  • BID-9476: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent HTTP POST Buffer Mismanagement Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0095: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator agent allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP POST request with an invalid Content-Length value, possibly triggering a buffer overflow.
  • OSVDB ID: 3744: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Invalid Content-Length DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.0


Jan 29, 2004

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