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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - PGP
Universal Server Unauthorized Key Exposure
3 September 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: PGP Universal Server
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3582
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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 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 engineers have verified this issue and released an update addressing
it. Symantec recommends customers update to PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 MP2 or
Customers may obtain Symantecs PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 MP2 update through
their normal PGP support locations.
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
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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Last modified on: August 30, 2012
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