Symantec Data Center Security prior 6.0.0 input validation

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Symantec Data Center Security. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The Agent Control Interface in the management server in Symantec Critical System Protection (SCSP) 5.2.9 before MP6 and Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced (SDCS:SA) 6.0.x before 6.0 MP1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging client-system access to upload a log file.

The weakness was released 01/21/2015 by Silent with Beyond Security (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-3440 since 05/09/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80911 (Symantec Critical System Protection 5.2.9.x < 5.2.9 MP6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM15-001 / SYM16-009)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123278 (Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced and Symantec Critical System Protection Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 6.0.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (100357) and Tenable (80911).





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Class: Input validation

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 80911
Nessus Name: Symantec Critical System Protection 5.2.9.x < 5.2.9 MP6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM15-001 / SYM16-009)
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Upgrade: Data Center Security 6.0.0


05/09/2014 🔍
01/19/2015 +255 days 🔍
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Researcher: Silent
Organization: Beyond Security
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-3440 (🔍)
X-Force: 100357
Vulnerability Center: 48851 - Symantec Critical System Protection and Data Center Security: Server Advanced Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 72091 - Multiple Symantec Products CVE-2014-3440 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/11/2022 01:40 PM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (62), 06/21/2017 11:03 AM (6), 04/11/2022 01:40 PM (4)
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