Remote code execution in Symantec Security Analytics

Published: 2021-04-20
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-30642
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Symantec Security Analytics
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Broadcom

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU52376

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30642

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the Symantec Security Analytics web UI. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send specially crafted request to the application and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Symantec Security Analytics: -

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.