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          Symantec SYMSA1491 - Symantec VIP Cross-site scripting
                              28 August 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec VIP portal
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-12754  

Original Bulletin: 

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Symantec VIP Cross-site scripting

Last Updated August 27, 2019
Initial Publication Date August 21, 2019

  o Status: Closed
  o Severity: Medium
  o CVSS Base Score: 4.3


Affected Products

|Symantec VIP                                                                 |
|CVE           |Affected Version|Remediation                                  |
|              |(s)             |                                             |
|CVE-2019-12754|Previous My VIP |None required. The issue has been fixed in   |
|              |portal          |the cloud web portal.                        |


|CVE-2019-12754                                                               |
|Severity/   |Medium / 4.3 AV:A/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L                |
|CVSSv3:     |                                                                |
|References: |Security Focus: BID 109803 / NVD: CVE-2019-12754                |
|            |                                                                |
|Impact:     |Cross-site scripting                                            |
|            |Symantec My VIP portal was susceptible to a cross-site scripting|
|            |(XSS) exploit, which is a type of issue that can enable         |
|Description:|attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by|
|            |other users or potentially bypass access controls such as the   |
|            |same-origin policy.                                             |


This issue was validated by the product team engineers. The affected My VIP
portal has been patched with a fix. No additional action is required by
customers. At this time, Symantec is not aware of any exploitations or adverse
customer impact from this issue.

Symantec recommends the following measures to reduce risk of attack:

  o Restrict access to administrative or management systems to authorized
    privileged users.
  o Restrict remote access to trusted/authorized systems only.
  o Run under the principle of least privilege, where possible, to limit the
    impact of potential exploit.
  o Keep all operating systems and applications current with vendor patches.
  o Follow a multi-layered approach to security. At a minimum, run both
    firewall and anti-malware applications to provide multiple points of
    detection and protection for both inbound and outbound threats.
  o Deploy network and host-based intrusion detection systems to monitor
    network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid
    in the detection of attacks or malicious activity related to the
    exploitation of latent vulnerabilities.


  o CVE-2019-12754: Martin McCurdy || @waapshhh

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