VERITAS Storage Exec contains several buffer overflows, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
VERITAS Storage Exec is software package that performs storage management. Multiple DCOM server components provided by Storage Exec contain buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These DCOM server components are accessible by their associated ActiveX controls.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control) to crash.
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This issue is addressed by VERITAS Storage Exec 5.3 Hotfix 9.
Thanks to Symantec for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit Mark Litchfield of NGSSoftware.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2005-09-22|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-09-22 14:41 UTC|