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ZDI-08-007: Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation Administrator Service Heap Overflow Vulnerability Feb 20 2008 11:03PM
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ZDI-08-007: Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation Administrator Service Heap

Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-007.html

February 20, 2008

-- CVE ID:

CVE-2008-0638

-- Affected Vendor:

Symantec

-- Affected Products:

Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5922.

For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation.

Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw resides in the Administrator service, vxsvc.exe,

which listens by default on UDP port 3207. The process trusts a

user-supplied size value, receiving the specified amount of data into a

static heap buffer. By sending a specially crafted packet, an attacker

can overflow that buffer leading to arbitrary code execution in the

context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:

Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.20a.html

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2007.09.14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008.02.20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastian Apelt

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

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