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Category:   Application (Firewall)  >   Symantec Enterprise Firewall (Raptor) Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Enterprise Firewall Discloses Username Validity to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018578
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4422   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 16 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Enterprise Firewall. A remote user can determine valid usernames.

When configured for remote access client-to-gateway VPNs using pre-shared key (PSK) authentication, the firewall responds differently to login attempts with valid usernames than to attempts with invalid usernames. A remote user can exploit this to determine if a specified username is valid or not.

Roy Hill of NTA Monitor Ltd reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can determine valid usernames.
Solution:   The vendor has described a workaround in their advisory.

The Symantec advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000)

Message History:   None.

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