ZDI-08-003: Symantec Backup Exec Remote File Upload Vulnerability Feb 06 2008 08:08PM
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ZDI-08-003: Symantec Backup Exec Remote File Upload Vulnerability


February 6, 2008

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendor:


-- Affected Products:

Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 7.0

Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 7.0.1

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID .

For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery

Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the FileUpload class running on the

Symantec LiveState Apache Tomcat server. The server is found on TCP

port 8080. A malicious HTTP POST request can upload a JSP script to the

publicly accessible web directories allowing for arbitrary code


-- Vendor Response:

Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:

2007.12.11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008.02.06 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Titon of BastardLabs.

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