Trend Micro OfficeScan Session Cookie Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 07.16.07
Jul 16, 2007
Trend Micro OfficeScan is a centrally managed AntiVirus solution that
allows administrators to manage virus and spyware protection in
business environments. More information can be found on the vendors
site at the following URL.
Remote exploitation of a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in
Trend Micro Inc.'s OfficeScan for Windows could allow attackers to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the IIS Web User.
The OfficeScan installation includes a series of CGI executables that
are used for configuration through the Web interface. A shared library,
CGIOCommon.dll, is used by many of these binaries to access environment
variables passed to them from the parent IIS process. If a malicious
Web request is made for a vulnerable binary, including an overly long
session cookie, a stack-based Unicode buffer overflow will occur.
Exploitation allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the IIS Web user. Exploitation does not require
While the IIS Web user account is a limited account, this attack could
be used to conduct further privilege escalation attacks.
iDefense has confirmed this vulnerability in OfficeScan 7.3 with all
current patches applied. Testing has shown that this attack can be
conducted by requesting multiple CGI binaries that make use of the
shared library. Other versions are suspected to be vulnerable.
iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Trend Micro has addressed this vulnerability by releasing the following
patches for affected products.
CSM3.6 security patch 1149
CSM3.5 security patch 1152
CSM3.0 security patch 1209
OSCE 8.0 security patch 1042
OSCE 7.3 security patch 1293
OSCE 7.0 security patch 1364
OSCE 6.5 security patch 1364
OSCE 6.0 for SMB2.0 security patch 1398
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2007-3454 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
06/07/2007 Initial vendor notification
06/07/2007 Initial vendor response
07/16/2007 Coordinated public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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