Symantec Mail Security for SMTP Message Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 24755
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that may allow arbitrary code execution.
DescriptionSymantec Mail Security for SMTP, which provides antispam and anti- virus protection for the IIS SMTP Service, is installed on the remote Windows host.
There is reportedly an issue with the version of Symantec Mail Security for SMTP on the remote host that can be triggered by messages with malformed headers and lead to a crash or arbitrary code execution.
Note that successful exploitation of this issue would allow an attacker to gain complete control of the affected host as Symantec Mail Security for SMTP runs with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges by default.
SolutionUpgrade as necessary to Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 and apply patch 175 or later.