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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Symantec Messaging Gateway Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Messaging Gateway Flaws Let Local Users Obtain and Decrypt Passwords and Execute Arbitrary Shell Commands on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035609
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035609
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2203, CVE-2016-2204   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.6.0-7 and prior
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Symantec Messaging Gateway (Brightmail). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

A local user can on the management console can obtain and decrypt the encrypted AD password stored on the target appliance [CVE-2016-2203].

karim reda Fakhir reported this vulnerability.

A local user with administrative or support privileges on the management appliance can obtain a privileged shell and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges [CVE-2016-2204].

Martin Carpenter with Citco reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user with administrative or support privileges can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can obtain passwords on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.6.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20160418_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20160418_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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