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mcafee-symantec1.txt
Posted Aug 27, 2006
Authored by Anthony Bettini

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. Affected versions include Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Platform 6 and 6.5.x, Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Agent 6 and 6.5.x.

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mcafee-symantec1.txt

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McAfee, Inc.
McAfee® Avert® Labs Security Advisory
Public Release Date: 2006-08-22

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

CVE Number Pending
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• Synopsis

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.
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• 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

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• 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.
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• Resolution

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:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.08.21a.html

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• Credits

These vulnerabilities were discovered by Anthony Bettini of McAfee Avert Labs.

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• Legal Notice

Copyright (C) 2006 McAfee, Inc.
The information contained within this advisory is provided for the convenience of McAfee’s customers, and may be redistributed provided that no fee is charged for distribution and that the advisory is not modified in any way. McAfee makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of the information referenced in this document, or the suitability of that information for your purposes.

McAfee, Inc. and McAfee Avert Labs are registered Trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other Countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.
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