Symantec AppStream and Workspace Streaming download code execution

symantec-appstream-download-ce (59504) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Symantec AppStream and Workspace Streaming could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper authentication with the Symantec Workspace Streaming server when downloading files. By configuring a Workspace Streaming server masquerading as an authorized server, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to download and execute arbitrary files without interaction from the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to SYM10-008 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM10-008: Symantec Workspace Streaming Potential Unauthorized Downloads.
  • BID-40611: Symantec Workspace Streaming Server Authentication Arbitrary File Download Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4389: Symantec AppStream 5.2.x and Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS) 6.1.x before 6.1 SP4 do not properly perform authentication, which allows remote Workspace Streaming servers and man-in-the-middle attackers to download arbitrary executable files onto a client system, and execute these files, via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 65601: Symantec AppStream / Workspace Streaming (SWS) aswe: URI MiTM File Download Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA40233: Symantec AppStream / Workspace Streaming Authentication Security Bypass
  • US-CERT VU#221257: Symantec AppStream and Workspace Streaming vulnerable to arbitrary code download and execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec AppStream Client 5.2
  • Symantec AppStream Client 5.2.2
  • Symantec AppStream Client 5.2.2 SP3 MP1
  • Symantec AppStream Client 5.22 SP3 MP1
  • Symantec Workspace Streaming 6.1

Reported:

Jun 16, 2010

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