Computer Associates Alert Notification Server Multiple Buffer Overflow
iDefense Security Advisory 07.17.07
Jul 17, 2007
Computer Associates Alert Notification Server is used by several CA
products, including eTrust Integrated Threat Management, to provide
notifications to console users.
Remote exploitation of multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in
Computer Associates International Inc.'s (CA) Threat Manager allows
attackers to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.
When Computer Associates Threat Manager is installed, it also installs
the Alert Notification Server (alert.exe) which registers an RPC
interface with the GUID 3d742890-397c-11cf-9bf1-00805f88cb72. This
interface contains stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities within
the handling code for several RPC operation codes.
Exploitation allows an attacker to execute code with SYSTEM privileges
on the targeted host.
The vulnerable code can be reached remotely using the SMB protocol. As
such, valid credentials are required to exploit this vulnerability on
Windows XP and newer systems. Windows 2000 based installations do not
iDefense confirmed that the Alert Notification Server included with
Computer Associates International Inc.'s eTrust Integrated Threat
Management r8 for Windows is vulnerable.
iDefense is currently unaware of any workarounds for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
" CA has provided an update to address the vulnerabilities. The updated
Alert service must be manually installed. "
For more information consult Computer Associates' advisory at the
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2007-3825 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
02/27/2007 Initial vendor notification
02/27/2007 Initial vendor response
07/17/2007 Public disclosure
The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.
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