Symantec Messaging Gateway < 10.8 XSS (21115)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 169507


A messaging security application running on the remote host is affected by an XSS vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) running on the remote host is prior to 10.8. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability where an authenticated user who has the privilege to add/edit annotations on the Content tab can craft a malicious annotation that can be executed on the annotations page.

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 10.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 169507

File Name: symantec_messaging_gateway_sym21115.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/4/2023

Updated: 9/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25629


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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: 12/7/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25629

IAVA: 2023-A-0007