ZDI-07-041: Panda Software AdminSecure Agent Heap Overflow Vulnerability Jul 24 2007 07:18PM
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ZDI-07-041: Panda Software AdminSecure Agent Heap Overflow Vulnerability


July 24, 2007

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendor:

Panda Software

-- Affected Products:

Panda AdminSecure 2006

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability since July 24, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection

filter ID 4944. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

affected installations of Panda AdminSecure. Authentication is not

required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the AdminSecure agent which binds by

default to TCP port 19226 or 19227. When processing traffic on the

listening port, the agent trusts a user-supplied length value for a

memory allocation. Specific size values can result in an integer

overflow and subsequently insufficient allocation size. This results in

a heap-based buffer overflow that can be leverage to execute arbitrary


-- Vendor Response:

Panda Software has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:

2006.11.15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2007.07.24 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers

2007.07.24 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.

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