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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Endpoint Protection Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Endpoint Protection Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands and Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034139
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034139
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6554, CVE-2015-6555   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 12.1-RU6-MP3
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Symantec Endpoint Protection. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to execute arbitrary operating systems commands on the target system [CVE-2015-6554]. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code with administrator privileges on the target system [CVE-2015-6555].

Matthias Kaiser and Markus Wulftange with Code White reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary operating system commands on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can gain administrator privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.1-RU6-MP3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20151109_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20151109_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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