Symantec Web Gateway Multiple Script Shell Command Execution (SYM12-011)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61435


The remote host is affected by a shell command execution vulnerability.


The Symantec Web Gateway install on the remote host is affected by a remote shell command execution vulnerability due to its failure to sanitize input to the 'ip' parameter of the 'fromha.php' script.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to save a random PHP script on the affected host and then execute that as a privileged user.

Note that this install is likely affected by several other issues, although this plugin has not checked for them.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61435

File Name: symantec_web_gateway_rce.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/6/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (Symantec Web Gateway 5.0.3 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2957, CVE-2012-2976

BID: 54427, 54429

TRA: TRA-2012-16

CERT: 108471

EDB-ID: 20064