Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager < 12.1 RU5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM14-015)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79083


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


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) installed on the remote host is 12.1 prior to 12.1 RU5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability due to improper validation of XML external entities. A remote attacker, impersonating the input source of external information or updates, can access restricted data or leverage additional management console functionality using specially crafted XML data.

- A reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'ErrorMsg' parameter in 'SSO-Error.jsp'. This allows a remote attacker, with a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code within the browser / server trust relationship. (CVE-2014-3438)

- An arbitrary file write vulnerability in the 'ConsoleServlet' due to improper filtering of user-supplied data to the logging component. This allows a remote attacker to write arbitrary code to the log file or disk, potentially causing a denial of service or unauthorized elevated access.


Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1.5 (RU5) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79083

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_mgr_sym14-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 59365

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:endpoint_protection_manager

Required KB Items: SMB/sep_manager/path, SMB/sep_manager/ver

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3437, CVE-2014-3438, CVE-2014-3439

BID: 70843, 70844, 70845

OSVDB: 114274, 114275, 114276

EDB-ID: 35181

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990