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Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#680616

Original Release Date: 2007-05-11 | Last Revised: 2007-05-11


Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.


Computer Associates eTrust AntiVirus Server is an antivirus product distributed by Computer Associates. eTrust AntiVirus Server installs a service called inoweb that listens on port 12168/tcp.

The inoweb process contains a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending a malformed packet to a vulnerable system, an attacker may be able to trigger the overflow.


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



Computer Associates has released an update to address this vulnerability. This update is available as part of the automatic content update. See Computer Assoicates secnotice050807 for more details.

Restrict access

Using a host or network based firewall or access control list to restrict access to 12168/tcp to trusted hosts may mitigate this vulnerability.

Vendor Information


Computer Associates Affected

Updated:  May 11, 2007



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.


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Thanks to the Zero Day Initiative for information that was used in this report. The Zero Day Initiative credits Tenable Network Security for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2522
Severity Metric: 5.27
Date Public: 2007-05-11
Date First Published: 2007-05-11
Date Last Updated: 2007-05-11 17:40 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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