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ZDI-07-054: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express CAD Service Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Sep 24 2007 10:17PM
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ZDI-07-054: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express CAD Service Buffer
September 24, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Tivoli Storage Manager Express backup clients
Tivoli Storage Manager V5.1 backup clients
Tivoli Storage Manager V5.2 backup clients
Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3 backup clients
Tivoli Storage Manager V5.4 backup clients
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since September 24, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5351. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the dsmcad.exe process bound by default on
TCP port 1581. During HTTP header parsing, a host parameter of
sufficient length will trigger an overflow through a call to
vswprintf(). The call overflows into imported function pointers which
are later called. Exploitation of this issue can result in arbitrary
-- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.05.22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.09.24 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.09.24 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastian Apelt
(webmaster (at) buzzworld (dot) org [email concealed]).
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