Symantec Mail Security for SMTP File Parsing Vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27586
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionSymantec Mail Security for SMTP, which provides anti-spam and anti- virus protection for the IIS SMTP Service, is installed on the remote Windows host.
The version of Symantec Mail Security for SMTP installed on the remote host reportedly is affected by multiple vulnerabilities caused by buffer overflows in third-party file viewers. Using a specially- crafted email message with an executable attachment, a remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to crash the service or execute arbitrary code.
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 5.0.1 and apply patch 182 or later as Secunia claims the issues were silently patched.