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LiveData Server fails to properly handle Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol packets

Vulnerability Note VU#711420

Original Release Date: 2007-05-02 | Last Revised: 2007-07-20

Overview

The LiveData Server fails to handle malformed Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol (COTP) packets. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to crash the LiveData Server.

Description

The LiveData Server records and transmits data between two or more control systems. The Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol (COTP) is a transport layer protocol used in OSI networks. COTP is defined in ISO 8073. The LiveData implementation of COTP contains an unspecified vulnerability. By sending a specially crafted packet to a vulnerable LiveData Server, a remote attacker may be able to trigger this vulnerability.

Impact

A remote attacker can cause the LiveData Server to terminate abnormally, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.

Solution

Upgrade

This vulnerability is remedied in releases 5.00.62 or later of the LiveData Server products. This update is available on the LiveData web site.
 

Vendor Information

711420
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LiveData Inc.

Notified:  May 23, 2006 Updated:  May 01, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Vulnerability #711420 is remedied in releases 5.00.62 or later of the LiveData Server products.
  
The release is available for supported customers on the www.livedata.com website.
 

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Matt Franz of Digital Bond

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2490
Severity Metric: 1.21
Date Public: 2007-05-02
Date First Published: 2007-05-02
Date Last Updated: 2007-07-20 19:46 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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