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          Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - PGP
                Universal Server Unauthorized Key Exposure
                             3 September 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           PGP Universal Server
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-3582  

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - PGP Universal Server 
Unauthorized Key Exposure

August 30, 2012



Base Score	Impact		Exploitability	CVSS2 Vector

PGP Key Exposure - Medium

4.14		4.93		5.13		AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N 


Symantecs PGP Universal Server, under specific circumstances, may inadvertently 
expose a PGP clients private key.

Product(s) Affected

Product			Version		Solution

PGP Universal Server	3.2.x		PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 MP2


Symantec became aware that in certain specific instances, the PGP Universal 
Server failed to properly clear a PGP clients authenticated session at the 
termination of an authorized PGP key search request. This could result in the 
unauthorized exposure of that clients private key during and immediately 
following an unauthenticated request from another PGP client. 

Symantec Response

Symantec engineers have verified this issue and released an update addressing 
it. Symantec recommends customers update to PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 MP2 or 

Update information

Customers may obtain Symantecs PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 MP2 update through 
their normal PGP support locations.

Best Practices

As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:

    Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged 
    Disable remote access if not required or restrict it to trusted/authorized 
      systems only.
    Where possible, limit exposure of application and web interfaces to 
      trusted/internal networks only.
    Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor 
    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


Symantec would like to thank Greg Ose and Mark Gould of CME Group for 
contacting us concerning this issue and coordinating with us as we resolved 


BID: Security Focus, http://www.securityfocus.com, has assigned Bugtraq ID 
(BID) 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. 

CVE		BID		Description

CVE-2012-3582	BID 55246	PGP Universal Server Unauthorized Key Exposure

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the process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities in our products.
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