Symantec Endpoint Protection Client < / 12.1.2 (SYM14-001)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71993


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Client installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Client running on the remote host is either 11.x prior to or 12.x prior to 12.1.2 (RU2). It is, therefore, affected by multiple security vulnerabilities :

- The Application/Device Control in the SEP Client does not properly enforce custom policies, which could allow an attacker to circumvent policy restrictions in order to access files or directories on the remote host.

- The SEP Client is susceptible to a flaw caused by an unquoted search path, which could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges via a crafted program in the %SYSTEMDRIVE% directory. (CVE-2013-5011)


Upgrade to (11.x) / 12.1.2 RU2 (12.x) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71993

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_client_sym14-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/01/16

Modified: 2014/01/16

Dependencies: 21725

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:endpoint_protection

Required KB Items: Antivirus/SAVCE/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5010, CVE-2013-5011

BID: 64129, 64130

OSVDB: 101911, 101912