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Symantec Web Gateway contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#108471

Original Release Date: 2012-07-24 | Last Revised: 2018-03-21


The Symantec Web Gateway management console is vulnerable to remote command execution, local file inclusion, arbitrary password changes, and SQL injection.


The Symantec SYM12-011 advisory states:

"Symantec's Web Gateway management console is susceptible to multiple security issues that include remote command execution, local file inclusion, arbitrary password change and SQL injection security issues. Successful exploitation could result in unauthorized command execution on or access to the management console and backend database."

Additional details may be found in the full Symantec SYM12-011 advisory.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to run unauthorized commands and access the backend database.


Apply an Update

The Symantec SYM12-011 advisory states:

"The security update addressing these issues has been pushed to customers as an immediately available update. For customers with automatic updating enabled the update will automatically be applied. Customers that do not have automatic updating enabled will need to manually apply the update by clicking "Check for Updates -> Updates" on the Administration->Updates page for Web Gateway Database Updates and Web Gateway Software Updates.

To confirm customers are running the latest updates they should check the "Current Software Version -> Current Version" on the Administration->Updates page. Alternatively, customers can click the "Check for Updates" button on the Administration->Updates page to verify that they are running the latest software version."

Vendor Information


Symantec Affected

Notified:  June 26, 2012 Updated: July 24, 2012



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 8.3 AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 7.9 E:F/RL:ND/RC:C
Environmental 7.9 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Offensive Security and Tenable Network Security for reporting these vulnerabilities.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2953, CVE-2012-2957, CVE-2012-2574, CVE-2012-2961, CVE-2012-2976, CVE-2012-2977
Date Public: 2012-07-20
Date First Published: 2012-07-24
Date Last Updated: 2018-03-21 16:00 UTC
Document Revision: 24

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