Advisory Details

June 8th, 2012

Symantec Web Gateway upload_file Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-091
ZDI-CAN-1436

CVE ID CVE-2012-0299
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS 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.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 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=security_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 Tenable Network Security
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