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Computer Associates Anti-Virus engine fails to properly handle malformed CAB archives

Vulnerability Note VU#105105

Original Release Date: 2007-06-06 | Last Revised: 2007-06-06

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 coffFiles field in CAB archives before it is copied to a stack buffer. 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.

Vendor Information

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Computer Associates

Updated:  June 06, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Refer to http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/antivirus/infodocs/caantivirus-securitynotice.asp.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

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-2007-2864
Severity Metric: 15.19
Date Public: 2007-06-05
Date First Published: 2007-06-06
Date Last Updated: 2007-06-06 19:57 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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