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Symantec Messaging Gateway Export Servlet snmpFileName Directory Traversal Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-1009: December 20th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Messaging Gateway

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Symantec Messaging Gateway. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the export servlet. When parsing the snmpFileName parameter, the process does not properly validate a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose sensitive information under the context of the web service.

Vendor Response

Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-10-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-12-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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