Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.x < 10.7.1 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (SYMSA1486)

High Nessus Plugin ID 126780


A messaging security application running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) running on the remote host is 10.x prior to 10.7.1.
It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability as described in the vendor advisory. An authenticated attacker can exploit this to gain privileged or administrator access to the system.

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


Upgrade to Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) version 10.7.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126780

File Name: symantec_messaging_gateway_symsa1486.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/07/18

Updated: 2020/04/27

Dependencies: 62009

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12751

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:messaging_gateway

Required KB Items: www/sym_msg_gateway

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12751

BID: 108925