CVE Identifier: CVE-2018-15766
Dell Encryption Enterprise - all versions v8.4.0 and 10.0
Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise - all versions v1.0.0 and 2.0
Dell Encryption 10.0.1 and Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise 2.0.1 contain fixes for a security policy override vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by malicious users to compromise the affected system.
On install, Dell Encryption versions prior 10.0.1 and Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise versions prior 2.0.1 will overwrite and manually set the "Minimum Password Length" group policy object to a value of 1 on that device. This allows for users to bypass any existing policy for password length and potentially create insecure password on their device.
This value is defined during the installation of the "Encryption Management Agent" or "EMAgent" application. There are no other known values modified.
The following Dell Data Security releases contain resolutions to this vulnerability:
Dell recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.
For affected devices, the minimum password length policy should be changed manually to what is desired for the current environment.
Default values for this property is ‘7’ in most configurations.
This Microsoft KB article outlines how to modify this setting:
Link to remedies:
Customers can download Dell Encryption software from https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/dell-data-protection-encryption/drivers.
Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise software will be made available to customers on their ddpe.credant.com accounts, or can be obtained through Dell ProSupport.
Dell recommends that all users determine the applicability of this information to their individual situations and take appropriate action. The information set forth herein is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Dell disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event, shall Dell or its suppliers, be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Dell or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the foregoing limitation may not apply.
For support, US-based customers may contact Dell Data Security ProSupport at 877.459.7304, Option 1, Ext. 4310039, or via the Chat Portal. To contact support outside the US, reference ProSupport’s International Contact Numbers. For additional insights and resources, visit the Dell Security Community Forum.
Article ID: SLN313561
Last Date Modified: 10/18/2018 10:05 AM
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