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NGS00267 Patch Notification: Symantec Messaging Gateway SSH with backdoor user account



High risk vulnerability in Symantec Messaging Gateway 

18 September 2012

Ben Williams of NCC Group has discovered a High risk vulnerability in Symantec Messaging Gateway 

Impact: Unauthorised SSH access

Versions affected:
Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3-3

An updated version of the software has been released to address the vulnerability:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120827_00

NCC Group is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NCC Group approach to responsible disclosure.

NCC Group Research
http://www.nccgroup.com


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