Date: 27 June 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Symantec Data Insight Management Console HTML Injection and
27 June 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Symantec Data Insight Management Console
Operating System: Windows
VMware ESX Server
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3432 CVE-2014-3433
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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
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 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
Symantec Data Insight 4.5 is available through Symantec File Connect.
As part of normal best practices, Symantec strongly recommends the following:
Restrict access to administrative or management systems to authorized
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
Symantec thanks the 2am Research team for reporting these issues and working
with us as we addressed them.
BID: Security Focus, http://www.securityfocus.com, 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
(http://cve.mitre.org), 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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