Symantec Endpoint Protection authentication privilege escalation

symantec-endpoint-cve20135009-priv-esc (90224) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Symantec Endpoint Protection could allow a remote attacker from within the local network to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to properly validate user authentication. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to assume another user?s identity and privileges on the console.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.2
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Multiple
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 4.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to SYM14-001 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM14-001 : Symantec Endpoint Protection Privilege Assumption, Policy Bypass, Local Elevation of Privilege .
  • BID-64128: Symantec Endpoint Protection CVE-2013-5009 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5009: The Management Console in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.x before 11.0.7.4 and 12.x before 12.1.2 RU2 and Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.x before 12.1.2 RU2 does not properly perform authentication, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges by leveraging access to a limited-admin account.
  • SA56354: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager User Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11

Reported:

Jan 09, 2014

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