Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP) vulnerable to denial-of-service


Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP) provided by McAfee Co., Ltd. contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP) provided by McAfee Co., Ltd. is an anti-virus package that scans emails. Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP) contains a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

IGARASHI Eiichi of New Media Research Institute Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 5.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

  • Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP)


An attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS).

[Do not use Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP)]
Please stop use of Email Anti-virus (formerly WebShield SMTP) according to the information provided by the developer.
The developer has stopped supporting the product.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-noinfo) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2012-4014

  1. JVN : JVN#50701493
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2012-4014
Revision History

  • [2012/09/20]
      Web page was published