Symantec Web Gateway timer.php XSS (SYM12-006)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59097
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VPR Score: 3


A web security application hosted on the remote web server has a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote web server is hosting a version of Symantec Web Gateway that is vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. Input to the 'l' parameter of timer.php is not properly sanitized. An attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into making a malicious request, resulting in arbitrary script code execution. There are reportedly other cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in this version of the software, though Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Upgrade to Symantec Web Gateway 5.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59097

File Name: symantec_web_gateway_timer_xss.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Published: 5/15/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: symantec_web_gateway_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:web_gateway

Required KB Items: www/symantec_web_gateway

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0296

BID: 53396

EDB-ID: 18832

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990