Symantec Corp. yesterday issued what it ranked as medium level patches for a number of its products that could...
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allow the remote exposure of sensitive information.
Danish security vulnerability aggregator Secunia said, "The problem is caused due to an error in the SMTP
Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec labeled the flaw "SMTP binding configuration bypassed" and said the risk impact is "highly configuration dependent."
The security vendor said the flaw affects:
- Symantec Firewall/VPN Appliance 200/200R firmware builds prior to 1.68 and later than 1.5Z;
- Symantec Gateway Security 360/360R firmware builds prior to 858;
- Symantec Gateway Security 460/460R firmware builds prior to build 858;
- and Nexland Pro800turbo firmware builds prior to build 1.6X and later than 1.5Z.
"Symantec was notified of this potential vulnerability in a Symantec Gateway Security 360 appliance configured to load-balance two ISPs with SMTP binding set for a single WAN," said the Symantec advisory. "The SMTP binding configuration was not being implemented as selected causing SMTP traffic to be load-balanced through both WAN1 and WAN2. This could result in
Symantec recommends that those using SMTP binding in load-balanced configurations apply the appropriate firmware for their affected product models/versions to correct the flaw.