Symantec Endpoint Protection Client 12.1.x < 12.1.6 MP6 Multiple DoS (SYM16-015)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93717

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Client installed on the remote Windows host is 12.1.x prior to 12.1.6 MP6 or else 12.1.6 MP5 without a hotfix. 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)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Client version 12.1.6 MP6 or later. Alternatively, for version 12.1.6 MP5, apply the vendor-supplied hotfix.

See Also

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a8a9978

http://www.nessus.org/u?b6d8f403

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93717

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_client_sym16-015.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/09/26

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 21725

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:endpoint_protection

Required KB Items: Antivirus/SAVCE/version

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-0258