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: 1.25

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 5/21/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 5/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2012

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

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

TRA: TRA-2012-03