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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Race Condition Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016728
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4314   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 22 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0 - 6.5.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Enterprise Security Manager. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted request to the manager server, acting as an Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) agent, to cause the target ESM manager and agent to lock up.

A restart on both the agent and the manager is required to return to normal operations.

Symantec credits Anthony Bettini of McAfee with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the manager and agent to lock up.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

The Symantec advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), OpenVMS, OS/400, UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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