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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

             Symantec Messaging Gateway Information Disclosure
                                17 May 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec Messaging Gateway
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-9699  

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Advisory ID SYMSA1482
Initial Publication Date: 9 May 2019
Advisory Status:          Closed
Advisory Severity:        Medium
CVSS Base Score:          5.7


Affected Products

|Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG)                   |
|CVE          |Affected Version(s)|Remediation      |
|CVE-2019-9699|Prior to 10.7.0    |Upgrade to 10.7.0|


|CVE-2019-9699                                                                |
|Severity/   |Medium / 5.7 AV:A/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L                |
|CVSSv3:     |                                                                |
|References: |Security Focus: BID 108303 / NVD: CVE-2019-9699                 |
|            |                                                                |
|Impact:     |Information Disclosure                                          |
|            |Symantec Messaging Gateway (prior to 10.7.0), may be susceptible|
|Description:|to an information disclosure issue, which is a type of          |
|            |vulnerability that could potentially allow unauthorized access  |
|            |to data.                                                        |


The issue was validated by product team engineers. A Symantec Messaging Gateway
update, version 10.7.0, has been made available. To determine what version of
SMG you are using, please refer to the version number indicated on the login
screen of the application. Note that the latest releases of Symantec Messaging
Gateway are available to customers through normal support channels. At this
time, Symantec is not aware of any exploitations or adverse customer impact
from these issues.

Symantec recommends the following measures to reduce risk of attack:

  o Restrict access to administrative or management systems to authorized
    privileged users.
  o Restrict remote access to trusted/authorized systems only.
  o Run under the principle of least privilege, where possible, to limit the
    impact of potential exploit.
  o Keep all operating systems and applications current with vendor patches.
  o Follow a multi-layered approach to security. At a minimum, run both
    firewall and anti-malware applications to provide multiple points of
    detection and protection for both inbound and outbound threats.
  o Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor
    network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid
    in the detection of attacks or malicious activity related to the
    exploitation of latent vulnerabilities.


  o CVE-2019-9699: Muhammad Nafees <Muhammad.nafees@hotmail.com>

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