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Published:

15 October 2012

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0989
              Symantec Ghost Solution Suite Memory Corruption
                              15 October 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Symantec Ghost Solution Suite
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0306  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20121010_00

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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Ghost Solution
Suite Memory Corruption

SYM12-016

October 10, 2012

Revisions
 
None
 
Severity
 
Medium

CVSS2		Impact	Exploitability	CVSS2 Vector
Base Score	
5.39		6.64	5.54		AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Overview

Symantecs Ghost Solution Suite is susceptible to memory corruption issues that
could result in an application denial of service or possibly arbitrary code
execution.

Product(s) Affected

Product		Version		Solution
Symantec Ghost	2.x		Upgrade to the latest Symantec Ghost Solution
Solution Suite	2.x		Suite2.5.1 release and apply patch GSS25x_b2620
 

Details

Symantec was notified of a memory corruption issue in Symantecs Ghost Solution
Suite caused when attempting to open a maliciously formatted backup file.
Successful exploitation could potentially result in execution of arbitrary code
outside of memory boundaries or cause unexpected performance issues.  A failed
attempt may result in an application crash.

In a normal installation, the Symantec Ghost Solution Suite should only be
accessible within the networked environment.  However, an authorized but
unprivileged malicious user could attempt to insert a maliciously formatted
backup file in the appropriate path on a targeted system that would result in
the application attempting to open and read the malicious file. An external
attacker able to successfully leverage network access or to entice an
authorized user to download a malicious backup file to their system could
attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
 
Symantec Response

Symantec engineers verified the reported issue and have released an update
addressing it. Symantec engineers continue to review functionality to further
enhance the overall security of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite.
 
Symantec is not aware of exploitation of or adverse customer impact from this
issue.

Update information

Instructions to download Symantec Solution Suite patch GSS25x_b2620 are
available through  normal support channels per KB197839,
www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197839
 
Best Practices

As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends:

* Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged users.
* Disable remote access if not required or restrict it to trusted/authorized
  systems only.
* Where possible, limit exposure of application and web interfaces to
  trusted/internal networks only.
* Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor
  patches.
* 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
  vulnerabilities

Credit

Symantec would like to thank Jeremy Brown at Microsoft working through the
Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) team for submitting this issue and
coordinating with us as we resolved it.
 
References
 
BID: Security Focus, http://www.securityfocus.com, has assigned a Bugtraq ID
(BID) to this issue for inclusion in the Security Focus vulnerability database.

CVE: Thos issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list
(http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems. 
 

CVE		BID		Description
CVE-2012-0306	BID 55748	Symantec Ghost Solution Suite Memory Corruption
 
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 secure@symantec.com 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 secure@symantec.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
http://www.symantec.com/security/Symantec-Product-Vulnerability-Response.pdf

Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key
http://www.symantec.com/security/Symantec-Vulnerability-Management-Key.asc

Copyright (c) 2012 by Symantec Corp.
Permission to redistribute this alert electronically is granted as long as it
is not edited in any way unless authorized by Symantec Product Security.
Reprinting the whole or part of this alert in any medium other than
electronically requires permission from secure@symantec.com

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