Vulnerability Note VU#788416

Computer Associates AntiVirus InoTask buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 11 May 2007 | Last revised: 20 Jun 2007


Computer Associates AntiVirus for the Enterprise and Threat Manager products contain a buffer overflow vulnerability that may be exploited by local users to execute code with elevated privileges.


Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus v8 includes a component called InoTask. InoTask is used to schedule and lauch tasks and programs.

The InoTask process contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending malformed data to the InoTask process, a user may be able to execute code with elevated privileges. Note that publicly available exploit code exists for this vulnerability.


A local user may be able to execute code with system privileges.



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

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Computer AssociatesAffected-11 May 2007
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Thanks to iDefense for information that was used in this report. iDefense credits binagres for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2523
  • Date Public: 11 May 2007
  • Date First Published: 11 May 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Jun 2007
  • Severity Metric: 0.29
  • Document Revision: 15


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