Symantec Web Gateway SQL Injection

August 3, 2012

Symantec Web Gateway protects organizations against multiple types of Web-borne malware, prevents data loss over the Web and gives organizations the flexibility of deploying it as either a virtual appliance or on physical hardware. Symantec Web Gateway provides a web interface which provides administration, reports and other functionalities.

An SQL injection vulnerability exists in Symantec Web Gateway. Specifically, the vulnerability is due to lack of sanitation of user supplied parameters sent to the blocking feedback report page. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted HTTP requests to the Symantec Web Gateway server. Successful exploitation allows the attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands and possibly grant Administrator privileges.

The vulnerability has been assigned as CVE-2012-2574.

SonicWALL has released an IPS signature to detect and block specific exploitation attempts targeting this vulnerability. The signature is listed below:

  • 8414 Symantec Web Gateway SQL Injection