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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Symantec Web Gateway Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Web Gateway Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Modify the Whitelist Configuration
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036973
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036973
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5313   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 7 2016
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.2.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Web Gateway. A remote authenticated user can modify the whitelist configuration.

A remote authenticated lower-privileged user can run a specially crafted script to add an unauthorized whitelist entry.

Egidio Romano of Karma(In)Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can add an unauthorized whitelist entry.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2.5).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20161005_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20161005_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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