Symantec Web Gateway search.php SQL Injection (SYM12-011)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61436


A web security application hosted on the remote web server is affected by a SQL injection vulnerability.


The remote web server is hosting a version of Symantec Web Gateway that is affected by a SQL injection vulnerability. The vulnerability is in includes/dbutils.php, and is exploitable via search.php. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary database queries.

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: High

ID: 61436

File Name: symantec_web_gateway_search_sqli.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/6/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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: 5/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2012

Exploitable With

Elliot (Symantec Web Gateway 5.0.3 SQLi)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2961

BID: 54425