Symantec Server Management Suite axengine.exe Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Symantec Server Management Suite version 7.9 and before. A remote, anonymous attacker can exploit this vulnerability to achieve remote code execution as SYSTEM.

Vulnerability Identifier

  • Exodus Intelligence: EIP-91da78e7
  • MITRE: CVE-2024-23616

Vulnerability Metrics

  • CVSSv2 Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
  • CVSSv2 Score: 10.0

Vendor References

  • The affected product is end-of-life and no patches are available.

Discovery Credit

  • Exodus Intelligence

Disclosure Timeline

  • Disclosed to vendor: August 11, 2021
  • Vendor response to disclosure: June 17, 2022
  • Disclosed to public: January 25, 2024

Further Information

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