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eIQnetworks Enterprise Security Analyzer Syslog server buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#513068

Original Release Date: 2007-01-18 | Last Revised: 2007-01-18

Overview

The eIQnetworks Enterprise Security Analyzer Syslog server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Enterprise Security Analyzer

eIQnetworks Enterprise Security Analyzer (ESA) "... provides essential real-time security intelligence to help decipher hacker/virus behavior, combat security threats and meet regulatory compliance requirements across the entire IT infrastructure – network devices and hosts." ESA is also provided on an OEM basis as Astaro Report Manager, Fortinet FortiReporter, iPolicy Security Reporter, SanMina Viking Multi-Log Manager, Secure Computing G2 Security Reporter, and Top Layer Network Security Analyzer.

ESA Syslog server

The ESA Syslog server is provided by the SyslogServer.exe executable. This server collects data from managed machines and listens on 10617/tcp.

The problem

The ESA Syslog server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Impact

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

Solution

Apply an update
This vulnerability is addressed in eIQnetworks ESA 2.5.0.

OEM versions of ESA, including Astaro Report Manager, Fortinet FortiReporter, iPolicy Security Reporter, SanMina Viking Multi-Log Manager, Secure Computing G2 Security Reporter, and Top Layer Network Security Analyzer should be updated to version 4.5.4 or later.


Restrict access

You may wish to block access to the vulnerable software from outside your network perimeter, specifically by blocking access to the ports used by eIQnetworks ESA Syslog server (typically 10617/tcp). This will limit your exposure to attacks. However, blocking at the network perimeter would still allow attackers within the perimeter of your network to exploit the vulnerability. The use of host-based firewalls in addition to network-based firewalls can help restrict access to specific hosts within the network. It is important to understand your network's configuration and service requirements before deciding what changes are appropriate.

Vendor Information

513068
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Astaro

Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

Fortinet, Inc.

Notified:  August 01, 2006 Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

Secure Computing Network Security Division

Notified:  August 01, 2006 Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

Top Layer Networks, Inc.

Notified:  August 01, 2006 Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

Viking InterWorks

Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

eIQnetworks

Updated:  August 01, 2006

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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory.

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

iPolicy Networks

Updated:  August 16, 2006

Status

  Not 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

Please see the eIQnetworks Security Advisory and the iPolicy Networks Security Advisory.

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


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was disclosed by TippingPoint, who in turn credit Cody Pierce.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3838
Severity Metric: 34.79
Date Public: 2006-07-26
Date First Published: 2007-01-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-18 19:06 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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