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Symantec Web Gateway pbcontrol.php Command Injection (CVE-2012-2953)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-653
Date Published:
Source: Symantec Advisory SYM12-011
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-2953
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Symantec Web Gateway prior to database update
Vulnerability Description
A remote command execution vulnerability has been reported in Symantec Web Gateway.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to improper input validation. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a malicious HTTP request containing a specially crafted parameter to the target server. Successful exploitation would result in execution of arbitrary commands in the security context of the affected server.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted HTTP requests.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Symantec Web Gateway pbcontrol.php Command Injection protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Web Server Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: Symantec Web Gateway pbcontrol.php Command Injection