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Computer Associates Message Queuing software vulnerable to buffer overflows

Vulnerability Note VU#619988

Original Release Date: 2005-08-23 | Last Revised: 2005-10-21


Computer Associates Message Queuing software contains buffer overflow conditions, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Computer Associates Message Queuing (CAM / CAFT) is a software component that provides messaging services. CAM provides a "store and forward" messaging framework for applications, and CAFT is an application that utilizes CAM for file transfers. Multiple Computer Associates applications use CAM / CAFT for their messaging requirements. According to the Computer Associates SupportConnect document, the following applications use CAM / CAFT:

AdviseIT 2.4
Advantage™ Data Transport 3.0
BrightStor® SAN Manager 1.1, 1.1 SP1, 1.1 SP2, 11.1
BrightStor® Portal 11.1
CleverPath™ OLAP 5.1
CleverPath™ ECM 3.5
CleverPath™ Predictive Analysis Server 2.0, 3.0
CleverPath™ Aion 10.0
eTrust™ Admin 2.01, 2.04, 2.07, 2.09, 8.0, 8.1
Unicenter Performance Management for OpenVMS r2.4 SP3
Unicenter® Application Performance Monitor 3.0, 3.5
Unicenter® Asset Management 3.1, 3.2, 3.2 SP1, 3.2 SP2, 4.0, 4.0 SP1
Unicenter® Data Transport Option 2.0
Unicenter® Enterprise Job Manager 1.0 SP1, 1.0 SP2
Unicenter® Jasmine 3.0
Unicenter® Management for WebSphere MQ 3.5
Unicenter® Management for Microsoft Exchange 4.0, 4.1
Unicenter® Management for Lotus Notes/Domino 4.0
Unicenter® Management for Web Servers 5, 5.0.1
Unicenter® NSM 3.0, 3.1
Unicenter® NSM Wireless Network Management Option 3.0
Unicenter® Remote Control 6.0, 6.0 SP1
Unicenter® Service Level Management 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.5
Unicenter® Software Delivery 3.0, 3.1, 3.1 SP1, 3.1 SP2, 4.0, 4.0 SP1
Unicenter® TNG 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.4.2
Unicenter® TNG JPN 2.2
Computer Associates CAM / CAFT contains multiple buffer overflow conditions.


A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the CAM / CAFT system with elevated privileges.


Upgrade or patch
Please see the Computer Associates SupportConnect notice for fix availability.

Vendor Information


Computer Associates Affected

Updated:  August 23, 2005



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.


Please see the Computer Associates SupportConnect notice for fix availability.

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Thanks to Computer Associates for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-2668
Severity Metric: 13.13
Date Public: 2005-08-19
Date First Published: 2005-08-23
Date Last Updated: 2005-10-21 13:41 UTC
Document Revision: 22

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