Advisory Details

September 16th, 2015

Symantec Web Gateway Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-444
ZDI-CAN-3057

CVE ID CVE-2015-5690, CVE-2015-5693
CVSS SCORE 9.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Web Gateway
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 20630. 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 Web Gateway. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the path processing for command URLs accessed through the management port of the gateway. A crafted URL can cause the Web Gateway to execute a command that should not be available externally. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands under the context of root.

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=20150916_00
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-08-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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