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Trend Micro ServerProtect SpntSvc buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#488424

Original Release Date: 2007-05-09 | Last Revised: 2007-05-14


Trend Micro ServerProtect contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Trend Micro ServerProtect is an anti-virus application that is designed to run on Windows-based servers. The ServerProtect architecture includes a management console, information server, and the server which has ServerProtect installed.

The ServerProtect executable that runs on the server being protected by the anti-virus engine is called SpntSvc.exe.

The SpntSvc component contains a stack overflow vulnerability. An attacker may be able to trigger the overflow by sending a malformed RPC request to the SpntSvc process.


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


Trend Micro has released ServerProtect 5.58 for Windows Security Patch 3- Build 1176 to address this vulnerability.

Restrict Access

Restricting network access to 5168/tcp to trusted hosts may mitigate this vulnerability.

Vendor Information


Trend Micro Affected

Updated:  May 09, 2007



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Vendor Information

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


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Thanks to the Zero Day Initiative for information that was used in this report. The Zero Day Initiative credits Eric DETOISIEN with discovery of this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2508
Severity Metric: 0.67
Date Public: 2007-05-07
Date First Published: 2007-05-09
Date Last Updated: 2007-05-14 13:33 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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