Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.x < 10.3.2 MP3 DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77407


The remote Mac OS X host has a data encryption application installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of Symantec Encryption Desktop installed on the remote Mac OS X host is version 10.x prior to 10.3.2 MP3. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. The flaw is due to a failure to properly limit decompressed file size during the decryption process of a specially crafted encrypted email. Decryption of an excessively large compressed message could cause high memory and CPU usage resulting in a denial of service as the system becomes unresponsive during the decompression attempt.


Upgrade to Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.2 MP3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77407

File Name: macosx_symantec_encryption_desktop_CVE-2014-3436.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/08/27

Modified: 2017/09/14

Dependencies: 77405

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:encryption_desktop, cpe:/a:symantec:pgp_desktop

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/Symantec Encryption Desktop

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3436

BID: 69259

OSVDB: 110252