Symantec Mail Security for Exchange and Domino Decomposer Engine Multiple DoS (SYM16-015)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93652

Synopsis

A security application installed on the remote host is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Symantec Mail Security for Exchange (SMSMSE) or Symantec Mail Security for Domino (SMSDOM) installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in the decomposer engine :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the decomposer engine due to an out-of-bounds read error that occurs when decompressing RAR archives. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted RAR file, to crash the application.
(CVE-2016-5309)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the decomposer engine due to memory corruption issue that occurs when decompressing RAR archives. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted RAR file, to crash the application.
(CVE-2016-5310)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Apply the appropriate hotfix per the vendor advisory.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0df20c4e

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.INFO3793.html

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.INFO3794.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93652

File Name: symantec_sms_sym_16-015.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/09/22

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 31856, 55046

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5310

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:mail_security, cpe:/a:symantec:mail_security_for_microsoft_exchange, cpe:/a:symantec:mail_security_for_domino

Required KB Items: Symantec_Mail_Security/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5309, CVE-2016-5310

BID: 92866, 92868

IAVA: 2016-A-0254, 2016-A-0255