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
SynopsisThe Symantec Endpoint Protection Client installed on the remote host is affected by a command injection vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Client version 12.1 RU6 MP7 / 14.0 MP1 or later.