Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent XMLRPC Request putFile Method Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-14-127: May 13th, 2014
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Symantec Workspace Streaming. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the SWS Agent (as_agent.exe) component. By sending a crafted XMLRPC request to this component, an attacker is able to overwrite configuration files for the Workspace Streaming server. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code as SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseSymantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2014-01-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2014-05-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)