Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.x < 6.4.1953 Local Privilege Escalation (SYM13-011)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72219


An application installed on the remote host is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running a version of Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.x prior to 6.4.1953. It is, therefore, affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to a failure to sanitize user-supplied input. An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to run arbitrary code with SYSTEM level privileges.

Note that the vulnerability is only exploitable if at least one virtual application layer is activated/enabled.


Upgrade to version 6.4.1953 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72219

File Name: symantec_wv_6_4_1953.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/01/30

Modified: 2014/01/31

Dependencies: 72218

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:workspace_virtualization

Required KB Items: SMB/symantec_workspace_virtualization/path, SMB/symantec_workspace_virtualization/version, SMB/symantec_workspace_virtualization/active_app_layers

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4679

BID: 61349

OSVDB: 95459