Symantec Web Gateway < 5.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM12-006) (version check)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59209


A web security application hosted on the remote web server has multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote web server is hosting Symantec Web Gateway before version 5.0.3, which has the following vulnerabilities :

-There are multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

- Multiple shell command injection and local file inclusion vulnerabilities exist that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0297)

- Unauthenticated users are allowed to read/delete arbitrary files as root. (CVE-2012-0298)

- A file upload vulnerability exists that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0299)

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit the code execution vulnerabilities to execute commands as the apache user. After exploitation, obtaining a root shell is trivial.


Upgrade to Symantec Web Gateway version 5.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59209

File Name: symantec_web_gateway_sym12-006.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2012/05/21

Updated: 2019/12/04

Dependencies: 55627

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:web_gateway

Required KB Items: www/symantec_web_gateway

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Symantec Web Gateway Arbitrary PHP File Upload Vulnerability)

Elliot (Symantec Web Gateway 5.0.2 File Upload)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0296, CVE-2012-0297, CVE-2012-0298, CVE-2012-0299

BID: 53396, 53442, 53443, 53444

TRA: TRA-2012-03

EDB-ID: 18832, 18932, 18942, 19065, 19406

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