ZDI-12-091 : Symantec Web Gateway upload_file Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2012-06-13T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:28147
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-06-13T00:00:00

Description

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ZDI-12-091 : Symantec Web Gateway upload_file Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-091 June 8, 2012

  • -- CVE ID:

CVE-2012-0299

  • -- CVSS:

7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

  • -- Affected Vendors:

Symantec

  • -- Affected Products:

Symantec Web Gateway

  • -- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Symantec Web Gateway. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists because Symantec Web Gateway allows unauthenticated users to upload a file while preserving the file extension. This allows users to upload additional script files that can be used to execute remote code from user supplied commands under the context of the webserver.

  • -- Vendor Response:

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

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=se curity_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120517_00

  • -- Disclosure Timeline:

2011-11-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Tenable Network Security

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