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Vulnerability Alert

Symantec Brightmail Web-Based Management Interface Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-79: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
IntelliShield ID:29273
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 10 20:57 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 10 20:57 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1611
BugTraq ID:59700
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
CVSS Base:5.8 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:4.7
 
Version Summary:Symantec Brightmail Gateway contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site attack on a targeted system. Updates are not available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of the Symantec Brightmail Gateway contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitation of user-supplied input by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to follow a malicious website. An exploit could allow an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks on the targeted system and steal sensitive information, such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.

Symantec has confirmed this vulnerability, but updated software is not available.
 
Warning Indicators
Symantec Brightmail Gateway versions prior to 10.0 are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to convince the user to follow the provided link.

Symantec Brightmail 9.5.x is at the end of life. Users are advised to migrate to Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.0.x.
 
Vendor Announcements
Symantec has released a security advisory at the following link: SYM13-004
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session and steal sensitive information, such as authentication cookies or recently submitted data.
 
Technical Information
Technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

Users are advised not to open unsolicited e-mail attachments. Users should verify that attachments are safe before opening them.

Administrative systems used to manage Brightmail Gateway should not be used to browse external websites.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Patches and software updates are not available.
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Symantec CorpSymantec BrightMail Gateway 9.5 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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