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       Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec
                      Web Gateway Blind SQL Injection
                              13 January 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec Web Gateway 4.5
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0115  

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Web Gateway Blind 
SQL Injection

January 12, 2011

Revision History


CVSS2 Base Score: 5.82

Impact 6.44, Exploitability 6.45

CVSS2 Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Exploit Publicly Available: No


Symantecs Web Gateway management GUI is susceptible to a blind SQL injection 
attack which could result in injection of arbitrary code into the backend 

Product(s) Affected

Product 		Version 	Solution
Symantec Web Gateway 	4.5 		Apply DB update


Symantec was notified of a blind SQL injection vulnerability in the GUI 
management console of the Symantec Web Gateway Appliance. The interface fails 
to properly filter/validate external input.

In a normal installation, the affected management interface should not be 
accessible external to the network. However, an authorized but unprivileged 
network user or an external attacker who can leverage network access could 
attempt an attack against the management interface. The success exploitation of 
this vulnerability could potentially result in arbitrary code injection into 
and possible compromise of the appliance backend database.

Symantec Response

Symantec engineers have verified this issue and released an update to address 
it. Symantec engineers did additional reviews of related functionality to 
further enhance the overall security of Symantec Web Gateway. This issue is 
resolved in data base update which is currently available to 
customers. Symantec recommends all customers ensure the latest available 
updates are installed to protect against threats of this nature.

Customers should ensure the update is on their system as follows:

    * Log in to the Symantec Web Gateway user interface
    * Navigate to Administration->updates
    * Ensure that the Current Version is listed as (or later)
    * If the Current Version is less than, update to the latest 
      available version 

Symantec is not aware of any exploitation of, or adverse customer impact from 
this issue.

Best Practices

As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:

    * Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged 
    * Disable remote access or restrict it to trusted/authorized systems only.
    * Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest 
      vendor patches.
    * Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and 
      anti-malware applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of 
      detection and protection to both inbound and outbound threats.
    * Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor 
      network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may 
      aid in detection of attacks or malicious activity related to exploitation 
      of latent vulnerabilities.


RadLSneak reported this to Symantec via TippingPoints ZeroDay Initiative. 
Symantec would like to thank TippingPoint ZDI for reporting these issues and 
providing co-ordination while Symantec resolved it.


BID: Security Focus, http://www.securityfocus.com, has assigned a Bugtraq ID 
(BID) 45742 to this issue for inclusion in the Security Focus vulnerability 

CVE: This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list 
(http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems. The CVE 
initiative has assigned CVE-2010-0115.

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seriously. As founding members of the Organization for Internet Safety 
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Please contact secure@symantec.com if you feel you have discovered a security 
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will contact you regarding your submission to coordinate any required response. 
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Symantec has developed a Product Vulnerability Response document outlining the 
process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities in our products. 
This document is available below.

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Last modified on: January 12, 2011

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