Symantec Endpoint Protection Client < Elevation of Privilege (SYM16-021)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96045


A security application installed on the remote host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Client installed on the remote Windows host is prior to It is, therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to improper path restrictions when loading DLL files. A local attacker can exploit this, by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the installation path or DLL search path, to inject and execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96045

File Name: symantec_endpoint_prot_client_sym16-021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 21725

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/11/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5311

BID: 94295

OSVDB: 147489