FGA-2008-16: EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116 NULL-Pointer reference Denial of Service Vulnerability Jul 21 2008 01:49PM
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FGA-2008-16: EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116 NULL-Pointer
reference Denial of Service Vulnerability
July 20, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116

-- Vulnerability Details:

There exists vulnerability in EMC's Retrospect Client 7.5.116. which
allows remote attackers to cause a Read Access violation,
(Client termination and loss of backup service) via malformed packets to
TCP port 497, which triggers an assert error.
This is a designed error of EMC Dantz: Using a NULL-Pointer reference by

-- Vendor Response:
EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-04-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-06-30 - Vendor issued update
2088-07-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory


Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team


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