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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LiveUpdate Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Bugs Let Remote Users Reset Passwords to Arbitrary Values and Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029972
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029972
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-1644, CVE-2014-1645   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 28 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of authentication information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.2 and prior 2.x versions
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator. A remote user can inject SQL commands. A remote user can reset account passwords to arbitrary values.

The management web interface does not properly validate user-supplied input. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database [CVE-2014-1645].

The management web interface does not provide proper protection for the forgotten password function [CVE-2014-1644]. A remote user with knowledge of a valid user account email address can reset the target account's password to an arbitrary value.

Stefan Viehbock from the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

A remote user can reset account passwords to arbitrary values.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.3.2.110).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20140327_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20140327_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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