ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Feb 23 2011 10:45PM
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ZDI-11-093: CA Internet Security Suite HIPS XML Security Database Parser Class Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-093

February 23, 2011

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2011-1036

-- CVSS:
9.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
CA

-- Affected Products:
CA Internet Security Suite

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10848.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of CA Internet Security Suite 2010. User
interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target
must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The flaw exists within the XMLSecDB ActiveX control which is installed
with HIPSEngine component. SetXml and Save methods are implemented
insecurely and can allow creation of an arbitrary file on the victim's
system. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code under the context of the user.

-- Vendor Response:
CA has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID={53A
608DF-BFDB-4AB3-A98F-E4BB6BC7A2F4}

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-08-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-02-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod

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