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ZDI-08-027: CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup Arbitrary File Writing Vulnerability
May 19 2008 10:02PM
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ZDI-08-027: CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup Arbitrary File Writing
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Server
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Computer Associates ARCserve Backup.
Authentication is not required exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the caloggerd log daemon during the
processing of log messages that contain directory traversal modifiers. A
lack of sanity checking on the provided path allows attackers to append
arbitrary data to a file of their choosing and can easily result in a
full system compromise.
-- Vendor Response:
Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006-09-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Damian Put <pucik (at) overflow (dot) pl [email concealed]>
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