Symantec Endpoint Protection Client 12.1.x < 12.1 RU6 MP7 / 14.0.x < 14.0 MP1 Command Injection (SYM17-002)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100593


The Symantec Endpoint Protection Client installed on the remote host is affected by a command injection vulnerability.


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Client installed on the remote host is 12.1.x prior to 12.1 RU6 MP7 or 14.0.x prior to 14.0 MP1. It is, therefore, affected by a command injection vulnerability when handling quarantine logs due to file metadata being improperly interpreted and evaluated as a formula when exporting logs into CSV format for review. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user into exporting and opening specially crafted quarantine logs in CVS format, to inject malicious formulas into the exported logs, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Client version 12.1 RU6 MP7 / 14.0 MP1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100593

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_client_sym17-002_cve-2016-9094.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/06/02

Modified: 2017/11/16

Dependencies: 21725

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 3.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:endpoint_protection

Required KB Items: Antivirus/SAVCE/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9094

BID: 96298

OSVDB: 153044