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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3579

Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) before 10.0 has a default password for an unspecified account, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain privileged access via an SSH session.
Publish Date : 2012-08-29 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3579

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Symantec Messaging Gateway 5

- References For CVE-2012-3579
BID 55143 Symantec Messaging Gateway SSH Default Password Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2012-09-07 CONFIRM
XF symantec-gateway-default-password(78034)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3579

Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5 Default SSH Password Vulnerability
This module exploits a default misconfiguration flaw on Symantec Messaging Gateway. The 'support' user has a known default password, which can be used to login to the SSH service, and gain privileged access from remote.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Unix

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