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.
Published 2012-08-29 10:56:40
Updated 2017-08-29 01:31:59
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-3579

22.35%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 96 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2012-3579

  • Symantec Messaging Gateway 9.5 Default SSH Password Vulnerability
    Disclosure Date: 2012-08-27
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/linux/ssh/symantec_smg_ssh
    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. Authors: - Stefan Viehbock - Ben Wil

CVSS scores for CVE-2012-3579

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.9
HIGH AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
5.5
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2012-3579

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2012-3579

Products affected by CVE-2012-3579

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