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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

Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-054.html

September 24, 2007

-- CVE ID:

CVE-2007-4880

-- Affected Vendor:

IBM

-- 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:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- 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

code execution.

-- Vendor Response:

IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can

be found at:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21268775

-- 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

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastian Apelt

(webmaster (at) buzzworld (dot) org [email concealed]).

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