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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Endpoint Protection Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Endpoint Protection Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027092
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027092
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1821   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 23 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.0 RU6(11.0.600x), 11.0 RU6-MP1(11.0.610x), 11.0 RU6-MP2(11.0.620x), 11.0 RU6-MP3(11.0.630x), 11.0 RU7(11.0.700x), 11.0 RU7 MP1 (11.0.710x)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Endpoint Protection. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated user can conduct network scans of the target Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager host to cause the target Network Threat Protection module to block all traffic to the server.

This may cause the server to stop serving pages. In some cases, the server may consume excessive resources and hang or crash.

Clear Skies Security reported this vulnerability via CERT/CC.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager becoming unresponsive to IIS-based web server requests.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (SEP 11 RU7 MP2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120522_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120522_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003)
Underlying OS Comments:  Windows Server 2003 SP2 only

Message History:   None.


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