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ESB-2014.1047 - [Win][Virtual][RedHat] Symantec Data Insight Management Console: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 27 June 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

        Symantec Data Insight Management Console HTML Injection and
                           Cross-Site Scripting
                               27 June 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec Data Insight Management Console
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Windows
                   Red Hat
                   VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
                   Cross-site Scripting            -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3432 CVE-2014-3433 

Original Bulletin:

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Security Advisories Relating to Symantec Products - Symantec Data Insight 
Management Console HTML Injection and Cross-Site Scripting


June 25, 2014




CVSS2 Base Score	Impact		Exploitability	CVSS2 Vector

Data Insight Management Console HTML Injection - High

7			10		3.5		AV:A/AC:M/Au:M/C:C/I:C/A:C

Data Insight Management Console Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) - Medium

5.2			6.4		5.1		AV:A/AC:L/AU:S/C:P/I:P/A:P


The management console for Symantec Data Insight does not sufficiently 
validate/sanitize arbitrary input in two separate fields within the management
GUI. This could potentially allow unauthorized command execution or potential
malicious redirection.

Affected Products

Product			Version	Build			Solution(s)

Symantec Data Insight	3.x	All			Symantec Data Insight 4.5

Symantec Data Insight	4.x	All prior to 4.5	Symantec Data Insight 4.5


Symantec Data Insight does not properly validate or sanitize external input to
user accessible fields on some forms available for use on the management 

Cross-site scripting and html injection vulnerabilities were reported in forms
available through the Symantec Data Insight management console. Cross-site 
scripting and HTML injection are trust exploitations generally requiring a 
malicious non-authenticated attacker enticing an authenticated user to click 
on a malicious link or a malicious network user with authorized or 
unauthorized access to the vulnerable fields able to inject malicious 
arbitrary scripts. A successful exploitation, depending on the nature of the 
attack, could potentially result in arbitrary html scripts executed in the 
context of the targeted user or the application depending on the vulnerable 
field being targeted.

In a normal installation, the Symantec Data Insight management console should
not be accessible external to the network. However, an authorized but 
unprivileged network user or an external attacker able to leverage network 
access could attempt to exploit these weaknesses.

Symantec Response

Symantec product engineers verified these issues and have released updates to
resolve them. Customers should update to Symantec Data Insight 4.5.

Symantec is not aware of exploitation of or adverse customer impact from these

Update Information

Symantec Data Insight 4.5 is available through Symantec File Connect.

Best Practices

As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends the following:

Restrict access to administrative or management systems to authorized 
privileged users.

Restrict remote access, if required, to trusted/authorized systems only.

Run under the principle of least privilege where possible to limit the impact
of potential exploit.

Keep all operating systems and applications current with vendor patches.

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 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 the 
detection of attacks or malicious activity related to the exploitation of 
latent vulnerabilities.


Symantec thanks the 2am Research team for reporting these issues and working 
with us as we addressed them.


BID: Security Focus,, has assigned Bugtraq IDs 
(BIDs) to these issues for inclusion in the Security Focus vulnerability 

CVE: These issues are candidates for inclusion in the CVE list 
(, which standardizes names for security problems.

CVE		BID		Description

CVE-2014-3432	BID 68160	Data Insight Management Interface XSS

CVE-2013-3433	BID 68161	Data Insight Management Interface html script injection

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Last modified on: June 25, 2014

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