Improper certificate validation in Proofpoint Insider Threat Management agent for macOS

Published: 2023-09-14
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-4801
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Insider Threat Management Agent for macOS
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Certificate Validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU80805

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-4801

CWE-ID: CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform MitM attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper certification validation. A remote attacker with ability to intercept communication between agent and server can perform MitM attack and compromise the vulnerable agent.


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Vulnerable software versions

Insider Threat Management Agent for macOS: before 7.15.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?