Symantec Protection Engine 7.0.x < 7.0.5 HF02 / 7.5.x < 7.5.5 HF01 / 7.8.x < 7.8.0 HF03 Multiple DoS (SYM16-015) (Linux)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93655

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) installed on the remote Linux host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.5 hotfix 02, 7.5.x prior to 7.5.5 hotifx 01, or 7.8.x prior to 7.8.0 hotifx 03. It is, therefore, affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities :

- 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)

Solution

Upgrade to Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) version 7.0.5 HF02 / 7.5.5 HF01 / 7.8.0 HF03 or later per the vendor advisory.

See Also

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

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.INFO3791.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93655

File Name: symantec_protection_engine_sym16_015_nix.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/22/2016

Updated: 6/29/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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 Score Source: CVE-2016-5310

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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:2.3:a:symantec:protection_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Symantec Protection Engine

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2016

Reference Information

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

BID: 92866, 92868

IAVA: 2016-A-0256