VDB-88998 · CVE-2016-2205 · BID 89395

Symantec Workspace Streaming/Workspace Virtualization up to 7.6 HF4 Management Console path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in Symantec Workspace Streaming and Workspace Virtualization up to 7.6 HF4 (Virtualization Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown function of the component Management Console. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was presented 07/12/2016 by Positive Technologies (ryan) with Positive Technologies (Website). The advisory is available at symantec.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2205 since 02/02/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1006 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Applying the patch 7.6 HF5 is able to eliminate this problem.

See 88999 for similar entry.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.7
VulDB Temp Score: 5.5
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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Patch: 7.6 HF5


02/02/2016 🔍
07/07/2016 +156 days 🔍
07/11/2016 +4 days 🔍
07/12/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/01/2022 +2242 days 🔍


Vendor: symantec.com

Advisory: symantec.com
Researcher: Positive Technologies (ryan)
Organization: Positive Technologies
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2205 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036262
SecurityFocus: 89395 - Mutiple Symantec Products CVE-2016-2205 Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Created: 07/12/2016 10:55 AM
Updated: 09/01/2022 01:19 PM
Changes: 07/12/2016 10:55 AM (53), 02/22/2019 10:31 AM (15), 09/01/2022 01:19 PM (3)
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