Symantec Endpoint Protection Client < 12.1 RU6 MP4 SysPlant.sys Driver RCE (SYM16-003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90199


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Client installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Client running on the remote host is 12.1 prior to 12.1 RU6 MP4. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to insecure permissions for the SysPlant.sys driver. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted HTML document, to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection Client version 12.1 RU6 MP4 or later. Alternatively, apply the workaround as described in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90199

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_client_sym16-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/03/25

Modified: 2016/07/11

Dependencies: 21725

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2016/03/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8154

BID: 84344