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Symantec VERITAS NetBackup contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Sharepoint Services daemon

Vulnerability Note VU#377441

Original Release Date: 2006-03-29 | Last Revised: 2007-01-12


The Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager daemon contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Symantec VERITAS NetBackup is a client/server based backup software solution. The Sharepoint Services server (bpspsserver) daemon is enabled by default on both servers and clients in the NetBackup 6.0 release for Windows, and is used to support Microsoft SharePoint Servers on a network. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in this component that could allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Install an update

Symantec has provided updates for the vulnerable software in Security Advisory SYM06-006.

Disable or remove service for Microsoft Sharepoint Servers if not required

Symantec has provided several workarounds for this vulnerability in Security Advisory SYM06-006, including disabling or removing the Sharepoint Services server.

Vendor Information


Symantec, Inc. Affected

Updated:  March 29, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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


Symantec has published Symantec Security Advisory SYM06-006 in response to this issue. Users are encouraged to review this advisory and apply the patches it refers to.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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Thanks to TippingPoint Security Research for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0991
Severity Metric: 16.03
Date Public: 2006-03-27
Date First Published: 2006-03-29
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-12 21:41 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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