Vulnerability Note VU#739409

Computer Associates Anti-Virus engine fails to properly handle long file names in CAB archives

Original Release date: 06 Jun 2007 | Last revised: 06 Jun 2007

Overview

The Computer Associates Anti-Virus engine contains a stack-based buffer overflow that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

The Computer Associates Anti-Virus engine contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the code responsible for processing CAB archives. Specifically, the Computer Associates Anti-Virus engine fails to properly validate the size of the file names contained in CAB archives. This may allow a stack-based buffer overflow to occur.

This vulnerability affects numerous Computer Associates products, including:

  • CA Anti-Virus
  • eTrust EZ Antivirus
  • CA Internet Security Suite 2007
  • eTrust Internet Security Suite
  • eTrust EZ Armor
  • CA Threat Manager
  • CA Protection Suites
  • CA Secure Content Manager
  • CA Anti-Virus Gateway
  • Unicenter Network and Systems Management
  • BrightStor ARCserve Backup
  • CA Common Services
  • CA Anti-Virus SDK (formerly eTrust Anti-Virus SDK)
More information is available in the Computer Associates Security Notice issued June 5th, 2007.

Impact

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

Solution

Apply an Update

According to the Computer Associates Security Notice issued June 5th, 2007:

    CA has issued content update 30.6 to address the vulnerabilities. The updated engine is provided with content updates. Ensure the latest content update is installed if the signature version is less than version 30.6.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Computer AssociatesAffected-06 Jun 2007
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by in Tipping Point advisory ZDI-07-035.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2863
  • Date Public: 05 Jun 2007
  • Date First Published: 06 Jun 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 06 Jun 2007
  • Document Revision: 9

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