ZDI-07-022: CA BrightStor ArcServe Media Server Multiple Buffer Overflow
April 24, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5 SP2
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11 for Windows
BrightStor Enterprise Backup r10.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01
CA Server Protection Suite r2
CA Business Protection Suite r2
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since April 19, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5211. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve
Media Server. User interaction is not required to exploit this
The specific flaw exists in the SUN RPC service which binds to a
randomly chosen high TCP port. The target port can be obtained by
querying the port mapper. Multiple stack-based buffer overflows exist
during the parsing of malformed RPC strings. Exploitation of these
overflows can result in arbitrary code execution.
-- Vendor Response:
Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.
More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.03.08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.04.19 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.04.24 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.
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