ESA-2011-022: EMC Documentum eRoom Indexing Server HummingBird Client Connector Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Jul 15 2011 05:18PM
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ESA-2011-022: EMC Documentum eRoom Indexing Server HummingBird Client Connector Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

EMC Identifier: ESA-2011-022

CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-1741

Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected products:

EMC Documentum eRoom versions 7.x

Vulnerability Summary:

EMC Documentum eRoom?s Indexing Server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which can be exploited to cause a denial of service, or possibly, arbitrary code execution.

Vulnerability Details:

The HummingBird Client Connector (ftserver.exe) used by affected versions of EMC Documentum eRoom?s Indexing Server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. The vulnerability may allow a remote unauthenticated user to send a specially-crafted message over TCP to cause a denial of service, or possibly, execute arbitrary code.

Problem Resolution:

The following EMC Documentum eRoom products contain resolutions to this issue. The HummingBird Client Connector has been replaced by a new interface which is not susceptible to this vulnerability.

? EMC Documentum eRoom 7.4.3.f.

EMC strongly recommends all customers upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

Link to remedies:

Registered EMC Powerlink customers can download software from Powerlink.

For EMC Documentum eRoom Software, navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads D > Documentum eRoom

EMC has created an eRoom Sizing Tool with related documentation that helps customers with the eRoom deployment sizing process. EMC strongly recommends that eRoom Administrators read and understand the provided documentation, run the eRoom Sizing Tool and review its results, perform the eRoom 7.4.3 upgrade to a test or staging environment, and complete thorough performance testing in the test or staging environment prior to a production upgrade. Failure to complete these steps may lead to an unplanned eRoom 7.4.3 outage. Refer to EMC ETA esg112401 for the details.

Because the view is restricted based on customer agreements, you may not have permission to view certain downloads. Should you not see a software download you believe you should have access to, follow the instructions in EMC Knowledgebase solution emc116045.


EMC would like to thank Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com) working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (http://www.zerodayinitiative.com) for reporting this issue.

For explanation of Severity Ratings, refer to EMC Knowledgebase solution emc218831. EMC recommends that all customers take into account both the base score and any relevant temporal and environmental scores, which may impact the potential severity associated with particular security vulnerability.

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