VDB-88999 · CVE-2016-2206 · BID 89394

Symantec Workspace Streaming/Workspace Virtualization up to 7.6 HF4 Management Console access control

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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 declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component Management Console. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The management console in Symantec Workspace Streaming (SWS) 7.5.x before 7.5 SP1 HF9 and 7.6.0 before 7.6 HF5 and Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) 7.5.x before 7.5 SP1 HF9 and 7.6.0 before 7.6 HF5 allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files by modifying the file-download configuration file.

The weakness was shared 07/12/2016 by Positive Technologies (ryan) with Positive Technologies (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at symantec.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-2206 since 02/02/2016. 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 attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

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

The entry VDB-88998 is related to this item.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

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-2016-2206 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036262
SecurityFocus: 89394 - Mutiple Symantec Products CVE-2016-2206 Arbitrary File Read Vulnerability

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Created: 07/12/2016 10:56 AM
Updated: 09/01/2022 01:25 PM
Changes: 07/12/2016 10:56 AM (53), 02/22/2019 10:36 AM (15), 09/01/2022 01:25 PM (3)
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