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Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent
iDefense Security Advisory 12.14.05: Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent
iDefense Security Advisory 12.14.05: Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent

Trend Micro ServerProtect EarthAgent Remote DoS Vulnerability

iDefense Security Advisory 12.14.05 
December 14, 2005


Trend Micro Inc.'s ServerProtect provides antivirus scanning with
centralized management of virus outbreaks, scanning, patter file
updates, notifications and remote installations. More information about
the product set is available at: 


Remote exploitation of a denial of service vulnerability in Trend Micro
Inc.'s ServerProtect EarthAgent daemon allow attackers to cause the
target process to consume 100% of available CPU resources.

The problem specifically exists within ServerProtect EarthAgent in the
handling of maliciously crafted packets transmitted with the magic value
"\x21\x43\x65\x87" targeting TCP port 5005. A memory leak also occurs
with each received exploit packet allowing an attacker to exhaust all
available memory resources with repeated attack.


Successful exploitation of the described vulnerability allows
unauthenticated remote attackers to consume 100% CPU resources,
increasingly consume memory resources and potentially crash the
underlying operating system. Full CPU utilization can be achieved with a
single packet, memory consumption occurs incrementally on subsequent


iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Trend
Micro ServerProtect for Windows Management Console 5.58 running with
Trend Micro Control Manager 2.5/3.0 and Trend Micro Damage Cleanup
Server 1.1. It is suspected that earlier versions and versions for other
platforms are vulnerable as well.


Employ firewalls, access control lists or other TCP/UDP restriction
mechanisms to limit access to vulnerable systems on TCP port 5005.


The vendor has released the following security advisory for this issue: 

"Contact Trend Micro Technical Support to request for the file, which should only be installed on servers
running SPNT 5.58."


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2005-1928 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (, which standardizes names for 
security problems.


06/03/2005 Initial vendor notification
06/05/2005 Initial vendor response
12/14/2005 Public disclosure


This vulnerability was discovered by Pedram Amini, OpenRCE

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