Symantec Mail Security Autonomy Verity Keyview Filter Vulnerabilities (SYM11-013)

high Nessus Plugin ID 56666
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The remote Windows host has a mail security application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The file attachment filter component included with the instance of Symantec Mail Security installed on the remote Windows host is reportedly affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities that can be triggered when handling attachments of various types.

By sending an email with a specially crafted attachment through a vulnerable server, an attacker could execute arbitrary code subject to the privileges under which the affected daemon runs.


If using Symantec Mail Security for Domino, upgrade to version 7.5.12 / 8.0.9.

If using Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange, upgrade to version 6.0.13 / 6.5.6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56666

File Name: symantec_sym_11-013.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/28/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: sms_for_domino.nasl, sms_for_msexchange.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:mail_security

Required KB Items: Symantec_Mail_Security/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/6/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Lotus Notes 8.0.x - 8.5.2 FP2 - Autonomy Keyview (.lzh Attachment))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0337, CVE-2011-0338, CVE-2011-0339, CVE-2011-1213, CVE-2011-1214, CVE-2011-1215, CVE-2011-1216, CVE-2011-1218, CVE-2011-1512

BID: 48016, 48017, 48018, 48019, 48020, 48021, 49898, 49899, 49900