Vulnerability Note VU#186944
EMC Retrospect Client buffer overflow vulnerability
EMC Retrospect Client contains a buffer overflow. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
EMC Retrospect Backup and Recovery Software
EMC Retrospect is a is a backup and recovery application designed for small to medium sized networks. In a typical Retrospect setup, the EMC Retrospect Client software is installed on all of the computers that require backups. The clients are then configured to listen on port 497/tcp for commands from the EMC Retrospect Server. Note that the EMC Backup runs with SYSTEM privileges on Windows systems and root privileges on UNIX-based systems.
If a remote attacker sends a specially crafted packet to an EMC Retrospect Client installation, that attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
In addition, the following workaround may mitigate this vulnerability.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|EMC Software||Affected||16 May 2006||16 May 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This issue was reported in EMC Retrospect Knowledgebase Article# 9511. EMC Insignia credits Nicolas Pouvesle from Tenable Software and Stanka Šalamun from Acros Security with providing information regarding this issue.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2391
- Date Public: 11 May 2006
- Date First Published: 16 May 2006
- Date Last Updated: 16 May 2006
- Severity Metric: 17.56
- Document Revision: 57
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