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[Full-disclosure] Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Denial-of-Service Vulnerability
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 17:07:19 CDT
McAfee(r) Avert(r) Labs Security Advisory
Public Release Date: 2006-08-22
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Denial-of-Service Vulnerability
CVE Number Pending
The Symantec Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) platform and agent are
susceptible to a race condition that can cause the application to lock
up, resulting in a denial-of-service.
* Vulnerable System or Application
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Platform versions 6 and 6.5.x
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Agent versions 6 and 6.5.x
* Vulnerability Information
A specially crafted invalid request can be sent to the manager server to
simulate an ESM agent. This causes both the ESM manager and ESM agent to
lock up, resulting in a denial-of-service. This issue affects all
versions of ESM managers and agents. Manager and agent restarts are
required to recover from an attack.
Symantec has released downloadable automated and manual fixes for most
supported ESM managers and agents. Complete instructions for
automatically updating ESM agents and manually updating ESM managers and
agents can be downloaded at the following site:
These vulnerabilities were discovered by Anthony Bettini of McAfee Avert
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