The VERITAS NetBackup Java Administration Console contains a format string vulnerability, which may allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root or SYSTEM privileges.
The Java Administration Console is an alternative administrative interface for the VERITAS NetBackup software. It is also referred to as the "Java GUI" or the "Java Display Console." One of the components of the Java Administration Console, bpjava-msvc, is used for authentication purposes. bpjava-msvc listens on 13722/tcp on both NetBackup client and server systems. The bpjava-msvc service contains a format string vulnerability.
According to VERITAS support document 279085, the following versions of NetBackup are vulnerable:
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with root or SYSTEM privileges.
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Thanks to VERITAS for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit TippingPoint for reporting the vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2005-10-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-10-24 20:31 UTC|