Initial Publication Date: Advisory Status: Advisory Severity: CVSS Base Score:Legacy ID
31 Jan 2011 Closed High 8.2 SYM11-004
Symantec’s IM Manager Administration console is susceptible to an eval() code injection which could result in remote code execution leading to possible compromise of the Symantec IM Manager application.
Symantec IM Manager versions up to 8.4.16 are affected.
CVSS2 Base Score: 8.2
Impact 9.5, Exploitability 6.8
CVSS2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:C/A:C
Exploit Publicly Available: No
Symantec was notified of an eval() code injection issue in Symantec IM Manager Administration console. The console fails to properly validate user input. If successful, a remote attacker could potentially run arbitrary code leading to possible compromise of the Symantec IM Manager application. In order for this attack to be successful, an attacker would need to entice a logged-in console user to visit a malicious link.
Symantec engineers have verified this issue and released an update to address it. Symantec engineers did additional in-depth reviews of related functionality to further enhance the overall security of Symantec IM Manager.
Symantec is not aware of any exploitation of, or adverse customer impact from these issues.
Symantec recommends all customers upgrade to Symantec IM Manager - 8.4.17, available through the FileConnect -Electronic Software Distribution web site.
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
Andrea Micalizzi reported this through TippingPoint’s ZeroDay Initiative. Symantec would like to thank TippingPoint ZDI for reporting the issue and providing co-ordination while Symantec resolved it.
BID: Security Focus, http://www.securityfocus.com, has assigned a Bugtraq ID (BID) to this issue for inclusion in the Security Focus vulnerability database.
BID is 45946.
CVE: This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems. The CVE initiative has assigned CVE-2010-3719.
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