Initial Publication Date: Advisory Status: Advisory Severity: CVSS Base Score:Legacy ID
28 Sep 2012 Closed Medium 6.0 SYM12-015
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.
Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite
10.x and prior
Update to 10.0.2
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 vendor.
Oracle’s Outside-In module is used by Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite to convert data for indexing purposes. These reported issues in Oracle’s 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 user’s mail box until processed for archiving in order to present any potential for malicious activity attempts.
Symantec has released an update to Symantec’s 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 channels.
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.
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 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
Will Dormann with CERT.org initially identified these issues to us.