Symantec System Recovery 2011 imapi.dll Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution (SYM12-012)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60161


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host contains a version of Symantec System Recovery 2011 earlier than Service Pack 2. As such, it is reportedly affected by an insecure library loading vulnerability. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted file in the Granular Restore Option directory or the Recovery Point Browser directory, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Symantec System Recovery 2011 SP2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60161

File Name: symantec_system_recovery_dll_loading.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/07/31

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 55115

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:backupexec_system_recovery

Required KB Items: SMB/Symantec System Recovery/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0305

BID: 54594

OSVDB: 84124

IAVA: 2012-A-0125