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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Symantec Enterprise Vault Updates Oracle Outside-In Libraries
3 October 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Symantec Enterprise Vault
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Enterprise Vault
Updates Oracle Outside-In Libraries
September 28, 2012
CVSS2 Impact Exploitability CVSS2 Vectors
6 6.4 6.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Symantec updated the Oracle Outside-In module in the Symantec Enterprise Vault
product suite. The Oracle Outside-In updates address potential denial of
service and possible remote code execution susceptibility.
Product Version Solution
Symantec Enterprise 10.x and prior Update to 10.0.2
Vault product suite
CERT notified Symantec of vulnerabilities identified in the Oracle Outside-In
component. Symantec was already aware of security issues being reported in
this module and implemented the updates as soon as it was made available by the
Oracles Outside-In module is used by Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite to
convert data for indexing purposes. These reported issues in Oracles Outside-In
libraries, if successfully exploited, may potentially result in a denial of
service in the application or allow the possibility of arbitrary code running
in the context of the affected application.
In the Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite, attempted exploitation of these
issues would require an email with a malicious attachment to be downloaded and
stored in a users mail box until processed for archiving in order to present
any potential for malicious activity attempts.
Symantec has released an update to Symantecs Enterprise Vault product suite to
address these issues. Symantec recommends all Symantec Enterprise Vault product
suite customers upgrade to Symantec Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 to address any
possibility of threats of this nature.
Symantec Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 is currently available through normal update
Symantec Enterprise Vault product suite enables Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
as well as Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in supported versions of
Windows to further mitigate successful attempts against these types of issues.
Symantec is not aware of any exploitation of, or adverse customer impact from
As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:
* Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged users.
* Disable remote access or restrict it to trusted/authorized systems only.
* Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor
* Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and
anti-malware applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of
detection and protection to both inbound and outbound threats.
* Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor network
traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid in
detection of attacks or malicious activity related to exploitation of latent
Will Dormann with CERT.org initially identified these issues to us.
Symantec takes the security and proper functionality of our products very
seriously. As founding members of the Organization for Internet Safety
(OISafety), Symantec supports and follows responsible disclosure guidelines.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you have discovered a security
issue in a Symantec product. A member of the Symantec Product Security team
will contact you regarding your submission to coordinate any required response.
Symantec strongly recommends using encrypted email for reporting vulnerability
information to email@example.com. The Symantec Product Security PGP key can
be found at the location below.
Symantec has developed a Product Vulnerability Response document outlining the
process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities in our products. This
document is available below.
Symantec Vulnerability Response Policy
Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key
Copyright (c) 2012 by Symantec Corp.
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Last modified on: September 28, 2012
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