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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

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Impact

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

Solution

Upgrade

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

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Computer Associates

Updated:  May 11, 2007

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

See http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/antivirus/infodocs/caav-secnotice050807.asp for more details.

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

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: 16

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