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CA20090126-01: CA Anti-Virus Engine Detection Evasion Multiple Vulnerabilities [Updated] May 12 2009 02:19PM
Williams, James K (James Williams ca com)
Title: CA20090126-01: CA Anti-Virus Engine Detection Evasion
Multiple Vulnerabilities

CA Advisory Reference: CA20090126-01

CA Advisory Date: 2009-01-26
CA Advisory Updated: May 12, 2009

Reported By:
Thierry Zoller and Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG

Impact: A remote attacker can evade detection.

Summary: The CA Anti-Virus engine contains multiple
vulnerabilities that can allow a remote attacker to evade
detection by the Anti-Virus engine by creating a malformed archive
file in one of several common file archive formats. CA has
released a new Anti-Virus engine to address the vulnerabilities.
The vulnerabilities, CVE-2009-0042, are due to improper handling
of malformed archive files by the Anti-Virus engine. A remote
attacker can create a malformed archive file that potentially
contains malware and evade anti-virus detection.

Note: After files have been extracted from an archive, the desktop
Anti-Virus engine is able to scan all files for malware.
Consequently, detection evasion can be a concern for gateway
anti-virus software if archives are not scanned, but the risk is
effectively mitigated by the desktop anti-virus engine.

Mitigating Factors: See note above.

Severity: CA has given these vulnerabilities a Low risk rating.

Affected Products:
CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise (formerly eTrust Antivirus) 7.1,
r8, r8.1
CA Anti-Virus 2007 (v8), 2008
eTrust EZ Antivirus r6.1, r7, r7.1
CA Internet Security Suite 2007 (v3), 2008
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008
CA Threat Manager for the Enterprise (formerly eTrust Integrated
Threat Management) r8, 8.1
CA Anti-Virus Gateway (formerly eTrust Antivirus Gateway) 7.1
CA Gateway Security r8.1
CA Protection Suites r2, r3, r3.1
CA Secure Content Manager (formerly eTrust Secure Content Manager)
1.1, 8.0, 8.1
CA Anti-Spyware for the Enterprise (Formerly eTrust PestPatrol)
r8, 8.1
CA Anti-Spyware 2007, 2008
CA Network and Systems Management (NSM) (formerly Unicenter
Network and Systems Management) r3.0, r3.1, r11, r11.1
CA ARCserve Backup r11.1, r11.5, r12 on Windows
CA ARCserve Backup r11.1, r11.5 Linux
CA ARCserve for Windows Client Agent
CA ARCserve for Windows Server component
CA eTrust Intrusion Detection 2.0 SP1, 3.0, 3.0 SP1
CA Common Services (CCS) r3.1, r11, r11.1
CA Anti-Virus SDK (formerly eTrust Anti-Virus SDK)

Non-Affected Products:
CA Anti-Virus engine with arclib version 7.3.0.15 installed

Affected Platforms:
Windows
UNIX
Linux
Solaris
Mac OS X
NetWare

Status and Recommendation:
CA released arclib 7.3.0.15 in September 2008. If your product is
configured for automatic updates, you should already be protected,
and you need to take no action. If your product is not configured
for automatic updates, then you simply need to run the update
utility included with your product.

CA Network and Systems Management (NSM) r11.1 SP1, and CA Common
Services (CCS) r11.1 SP1: apply fix #RO05417.

CA Common Services (CCS) r3.1: apply fix #RO05418.

CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise (formerly eTrust Antivirus) 7.1:
apply fix #RO01955.

CA Secure Content Manager (formerly eTrust Secure Content Manager)
r1.1: apply fix #RO05629.

CA Secure Content Manager (formerly eTrust Secure Content Manager)
r8.0: apply fix #RO05309.

CA Secure Content Manager (formerly eTrust Secure Content Manager)
r8.1: apply fix #RO05868.

CA Anti-Virus Gateway (formerly eTrust Antivirus Gateway) 7.1:
apply fix #RO05631.

CA Gateway Security r8.1: apply Cumulative Fix 1.

CA ARCserve for Windows Server component installed on a 64 bit
machine: apply fixes # RO01955 and RO01956.

CA ARCserve for Windows Server component installed on a 32 bit
machine: apply fix # RO01955.

CA ARCserve for Windows Client Agent installed on a 64 bit
machine: apply fix # RO01956.

CA ARCserve for Windows Client Agent installed on a 32 bit
machine: apply fix # RO01955.

CA ARCserve for Linux Server r11.5: apply fix # RO01959.
CA ARCserve for Linux:
1. Download RO01959.tar.Z from RO01959 into a temporary location
/tmp/RO01959
2. Uncompress and untar RO01959.tar.Z as follows:
uncompress RO01959.tar.Z
tar -xvf RO01959.tar
The new "libarclib.so" will be extracted to /tmp/RO01959
3. Change the directory to $CAIGLBL0000/ino/config as follows:
cd $CAIGLBL0000/ino/config
4. Rename "libarclib.so" to "libarclib.so.RO01959" as follows:
mv libarclib.so libarclib.so.RO01959
5. Copy the new libarclib.so as follows:
cp /tmp/RO01959/libarclib.so $CAIGLBL0000/ino/config/.
6. chmod +x $CAIGLBL0000/ino/config/libarclib.so
7. Stop the common agent (caagent stop)
8. Change the directory to ARCserve common agent directory
(typically /opt/CA/BABcmagt)
cd /opt/CA/BABcmagt
Note: To find out the agent home directory run the following
command:
dirname `ls -l /usr/bin/caagent |cut -f2 -d">"`
9. Save a copy of libarclib.so
cp -p libarclib.so libarclib.so.RO01959
10. Copy over the new libarclib.so as follows:
cp $/tmp/RO01959/libarclib.so .
11. Start the common agent (caagent start)
12. Repeat steps (7-11) on all remote Linux client agents'
installations.
13. rm -rf /tmp/RO01959

How to determine if you are affected:

For products on Windows:

1. Using Windows Explorer, locate the file "arclib.dll". By
default, the file is located in the
"C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\ScanEngine" directory (*).
2. Right click on the file and select Properties.
3. Select the Version tab.
4. If the file version is earlier than indicated below, the
installation is vulnerable.

File Name File Version
arclib.dll 7.3.0.15

*For eTrust Intrusion Detection 2.0 the file is located in
"Program Files\eTrust\Intrusion Detection\Common", and for eTrust
Intrusion Detection 3.0 and 3.0 sp1, the file is located in
"Program Files\CA\Intrusion Detection\Common".

For CA Anti-Virus r8.1 on non-Windows platforms:

Use the compver utility provided on the CD to determine the
version of Arclib. If the version is less than 7.3.0.15, the
installation is vulnerable.

Example compver utility output:
------------------------------------------------
COMPONENT NAME VERSION
------------------------------------------------
eTrust Antivirus Arclib Archive Library 7.3.0.15
... (followed by other components)

For reference, the following are file names for arclib on
non-Windows operating systems:

Operating System File name
Solaris libarclib.so
Linux libarclib.so
Mac OS X arclib.bundle

Workaround:
Do not open email attachments or download files from untrusted
sources.

References (URLs may wrap):
CA Support:
http://support.ca.com/
CA20090126-01: Security Notice for CA Anti-Virus Engine
https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=1976

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Solution Document Reference APARs:
RO05417, RO05418, RO01955, RO05629, RO05309, RO05868, RO05631,
RO01956, RO01959
CA Security Response Blog posting:
CA20090126-01: CA Anti-Virus Engine Detection Evasion Multiple
Vulnerabilities
community.ca.com/blogs/casecurityresponseblog/archive/2009/05/12.aspx
Reported By:
Thierry Zoller and Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG
http://www.nruns.com/
http://secdev.zoller.lu
CVE References:
CVE-2009-0042 - Anti-Virus detection evasion
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0042
OSVDB References: OSVDB ID 53604
http://osvdb.org/53604

Changelog for this advisory:
v1.0 - Initial Release
v1.1 - Updated list of affected products, and added solutions.
v1.2 - Added CA ARCserve patch solution.
v1.3 - Updated CA ARCserve patch solution.

Customers who require additional information should contact CA
Technical Support at http://support.ca.com.

For technical questions or comments related to this advisory,
please send email to vuln AT ca DOT com.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your
findings to the CA Product Vulnerability Response Team.
https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=1777

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Regards,
Ken Williams, Director ; 0xE2941985
CA Product Vulnerability Response Team

CA, 1 CA Plaza, Islandia, NY 11749

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