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SYM05-022
October 24, 2005
Symantec Discovery Web Accounts Null Password

Revision History
None

Risk Impact
Medium

Remote AccessYes
Local AccessYes
Authentication RequiredNo
Exploit publicly availableNA

Affected Product(s)

ProductVersionSolution
ON Command Discovery Standard Edition4.5.xDownloadable Updates
ON Command Discovery Web Edition4.5.xDownloadable Updates
Symantec Discovery 6.0Downloadable Updates

Note: Product versions prior to 4.5.2 are no longer supported and updates are not available. Users of Symantec Discovery versions prior to 4.5.2 are encouraged to upgrade to a newer, supported product version.

Not Affected Product(s)

ProductVersionBuild
Version of Symantec Discovery installed without the web applicationAllAll

Details
Symantec engineers have identified that during installation of Symantec Discovery, two database accounts, DiscoveryWeb and DiscoveryRO, are created with null passwords. Assigning a password to the DiscoveryWeb account will disable Symantec Discovery in its current configuration.

Symantec Response
A patch has been created to allow the DiscoveryWeb database account to be password protected. The DiscoveryRO account is only used in conjunction with the heat interface. It is recommended that this database account be removed unless used in conjunction with the heat interface. Scripts are also available for removing or adding the DiscoveryRO.

The patch and installation instructions are available from the Symantec website.

For ON Command Discovery Standard Edition:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/oncmd/cmd_dis_std_45x/files.html

For ON Command Discovery Web Edition:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/oncmd/cmd_dis_web_45x/files.html

For Symantec Discovery 6.0:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/sdis/sdis_6x/files.html

Symantec is not aware of any active attempts against or organizations impacted by this issue.

As a part of normal best practices, users should keep vendor-supplied patches for all application software and operating systems up-to-date. Symantec strongly recommends any affected customers update their product immediately to protect against these types of threats.


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Please contact secure@symantec.com if you feel you have discovered a security issue in a Symantec product. A Symantec Product Security team member will contact you regarding your submission. Symantec strongly recommends using encrypted email for reporting vulnerability information to secure@symantec.com. The Symantec Product Security PGP key can be found at the end of this message.

Symantec has developed a Product Vulnerability Response document outlining the process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities in our products. This document is available below.

Symantec-Product-Vulnerability-Response Symantec Vulnerability Response Policy Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key


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Initial Post on: Monday, 24-Oct-05 17:00:00
Last modified on: Tuesday, 25-Oct-05 00:11:49