ZDI-07-034: CA Multiple Product AV Engine CAB Filename Parsing Stack Overflow Vulnerability Jun 05 2007 07:48PM
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ZDI-07-034: CA Multiple Product AV Engine CAB Filename Parsing Stack

Overflow Vulnerability


June 5, 2007

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendor:

Computer Associates

-- Affected Products:

CA Anti-Virus

eTrust EZ Antivirus

CA Internet Security Suite 2007

eTrust Internet Security Suite

eTrust EZ Armor

CA Threat Manager

CA Protection Suites

CA Secure Content Manager

CA Anti-Virus Gateway

Unicenter Network and Systems Management

BrightStor ARCserve Backup

CA Common Services

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability since November 30, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection

filter ID 4874. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of various Computer Associates products.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of .CAB archives. When a long

filename contained in the .CAB is processed by vete.dll an exploitable

stack overflow may occur.

-- Vendor Response:

Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:

2006.11.08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2006.11.30 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers

2007.06.05 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.

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