Advisory Details

May 13th, 2014

Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent XMLRPC Request putFile Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-127
ZDI-CAN-2102

CVE ID CVE-2014-1649
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Symantec Workspace Streaming
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13556. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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.

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=&suid=20140512_00
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-01-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-05-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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