Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 IMA Service Invalid Name Length DoS
iDefense Security Advisory 11.08.06
Nov 08, 2006
Citrix Presentation Server is a product designed to allow remote access to
applications over a network. More information can be found at the Citrix's
Remote exploitation of an input validation error in Citrix Systems Inc.'s
Metaframe Presentation Server 4.0 IMA service may allow an attacker to
cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.
The IMA (Independent Management Architecture) server component Citrix's
Presentation Server (previously known as Metaframe) contains an input
validation error in the handling of certain packet types. By constructing a
specific packet, it is possible to cause the service to reference an
unmapped memory address. This causes an unhandled exception, which in turn
causes the service to exit, resulting in a DoS condition.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker
to cause the IMA server component of the Citrix Presentation Server to
crash, preventing access to the resources being shared on the server.
This vulnerability has been confirmed to affect Citrix Presentation Server
4.0. Previous versions may also be affected.
iDefense is unaware of any effective workarounds for this vulnerability.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
The vendor has released the following advisory to address this issue:
VII. CVE INFORMATION
A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
07/03/2006 Initial vendor notification
07/05/2006 Initial vendor response
11/09/2006 Coordinated public disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by Eric Detoisien.
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