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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

       Symantec Enterprise Vault Updates Oracle Outside-In Libraries
                              3 October 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec Enterprise Vault
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Enterprise Vault
Updates Oracle Outside-In Libraries


September 28, 2012

Revision History



CVSS2		Impact	Exploitability	CVSS2 Vectors
Base Score 
6		6.4	6.8		AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P


Symantec updated the Oracle Outside-In module in the Symantec Enterprise Vault
product suite.  The Oracle Outside-In updates address potential denial of
service and possible remote code execution susceptibility.
Product(s) Affected

Product 		Version		Solution
Symantec Enterprise	10.x and prior	Update to 10.0.2
Vault product suite


CERT notified Symantec of vulnerabilities identified in the Oracle Outside-In
component.  Symantec was already aware of security issues being reported in
this module and implemented the updates as soon as it was made available by the
Oracles Outside-In module is used by Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite to
convert data for indexing purposes. These reported issues in Oracles Outside-In
libraries, if successfully exploited, may potentially result in a denial of
service in the application or allow the possibility of arbitrary code running
in the context of the affected application. 
In the Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite, attempted exploitation of these
issues would require an email with a malicious attachment to be downloaded and
stored in a users mail box until processed for archiving in order to present
any potential for malicious activity attempts.   
Symantec Response

Symantec has released an update to Symantecs Enterprise Vault product suite to
address these issues. Symantec recommends all Symantec Enterprise Vault product
suite customers upgrade to Symantec Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 to address any
possibility of threats of this nature. 
Symantec Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 is currently available through normal update
Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite enables Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
as well as Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in supported versions of
Windows to further mitigate successful attempts against these types of issues.
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 users.
* Disable remote access or restrict it to trusted/authorized systems 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


Will Dormann with CERT.org initially identified these issues to us.



Symantec takes the security and proper functionality of our products very
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(OISafety), Symantec supports and follows responsible disclosure guidelines.

Please contact secure@symantec.com if you feel you have discovered a security
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be found at the location below.

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.

Symantec Vulnerability Response Policy

Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key

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Last modified on: September 28, 2012

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