Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager up to 12.1 os command injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager up to 12.1 (Anti-Malware Software). Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a os command injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-78. The software constructs all or part of an OS command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended OS command when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 11/12/2015 by Markus Wulftange with Code White (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-6554 since 08/21/2015. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1202 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86873 (Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager < 12.1 RU6 MP3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM15-011)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124207 (Symantec Endpoint Protection Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (SYM15-011)).

Upgrading to version 12.1-RU6-MP3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (107984) and Tenable (86873). The entries 79195 and 79200 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Os command injection
CWE: CWE-78 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1202

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 86873
Nessus Name: Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager < 12.1 RU6 MP3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM15-011)
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OpenVAS ID: 801798
OpenVAS Name: Symantec Endpoint Protection Multiple Vulnerabilities Nov15
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1-RU6-MP3
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08/21/2015 🔍
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Researcher: Markus Wulftange
Organization: Code White
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-6554 (🔍)

X-Force: 107984 - Symantec Endpoint Protection command execution
SecurityTracker: 1034139
Vulnerability Center: 54394 - Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 before 12.1.6-MP3 Remote Code Execution via Crafted Data, High
SecurityFocus: 77494 - Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager CVE-2015-6554 Command Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 11/12/2015 12:09 PM
Updated: 06/27/2022 12:12 PM
Changes: 11/12/2015 12:09 PM (63), 04/12/2018 05:10 PM (19), 06/27/2022 12:12 PM (3)
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