ZDI-11-233: Symantec Web Gateway forget.php SQL Injection Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-07-13T00:00:00


ZDI-11-233: Symantec Web Gateway forget.php SQL Injection Vulnerability


July 7, 2011

-- CVE ID: CVE-2011-0549

-- CVSS: 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

-- Affected Vendors: Symantec

-- Affected Products: Symantec Web Gateway

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary SQL on vulnerable installations of the Symantec Web Gateway appliance. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the username parameter of POST requests to the forget.php script. The parameter is not sanitized and a remote attacker can abuse this to inject arbitrary SQL into the underlying database.

-- Vendor Response: Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-07-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous

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