Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Unquoted Search Path (SYM12-020)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69803


The remote Windows host has a security application installed that uses an unquoted service path.


The version of Symantec Enterprise Security Manager installed on the remote host has a service that uses an unquoted search path that contains at least one whitespace. A local attacker could gain elevated privileges by inserting an executable file in the path of the affected service.


Upgrade to Symantec Enterprise Security Manager 11.0 or apply the patch in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69803

File Name: symantec_enterprise_security_manager_sym12-020.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/09/06

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 44401

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:enterprise_security_manager

Required KB Items: SMB/Services/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4350

BID: 56915

OSVDB: 88465

IAVB: 2013-B-0004