ZDI-07-024: Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent Stack Overflow Vulnerability May 07 2007 10:46PM
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ZDI-07-024: Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent Stack Overflow
May 7, 2007

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor:
Trend Micro

-- Affected Products:
ServerProtect v5.58

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since May 2, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5123. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:
These vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Trend Micro ServerProtect. Authentication
is not required to exploit these vulnerabilities.

The specific flaw exists in the EarthAgent.exe daemon, bound by default
on TCP port 3628 and exposing the following DCE/RPC interface through

/* opcode: 0x00, address: 0x65741030 */
error_status_t sub_65741030 (
[in] handle_t arg_1,
[in] long arg_2,
[in][size_is(arg_4)] byte arg_3[],
[in] long arg_4,
[out][size_is(arg_6)] byte arg_5[],
[in] long arg_6

A sub-function within this interface is vulnerable to a stack overflow
due an unbounded call to wcscpy().

-- Vendor Response:
Trend Micro has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.02.01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.05.02 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.05.07 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Eric DETOISIEN.

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patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
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