Vulnerability Note VU#680616

Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server buffer overflow

Original Release date: 11 May 2007 | Last revised: 11 May 2007

Overview

Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.

Description

Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server is an antivirus product distributed by Computer Associates. eTrust AntiVirus Server installs a service called inoweb that listens on port 12168/tcp.

The inoweb process contains a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending a malformed packet to a vulnerable system, an attacker may be able to trigger the overflow.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.

Solution

Upgrade

Computer Associates has released an update to address this vulnerability. This update is available as part of the automatic content update. See Computer Assoicates secnotice050807 for more details.


Restrict access

Using a host or network based firewall or access control list to restrict access to 12168/tcp to trusted hosts may mitigate this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Computer AssociatesAffected-11 May 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
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References

Credit

Thanks to the Zero Day Initiative for information that was used in this report. The Zero Day Initiative credits Tenable Network Security for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2522
  • Date Public: 11 May 2007
  • Date First Published: 11 May 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 11 May 2007
  • Severity Metric: 5.26
  • Document Revision: 16

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