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Computer Associates AntiVirus InoTask buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#788416

Original Release Date: 2007-05-11 | Last Revised: 2007-06-20


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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Computer Associates

Updated:  May 11, 2007



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.


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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
Severity Metric: 0.29
Date Public: 2007-05-11
Date First Published: 2007-05-11
Date Last Updated: 2007-06-20 19:59 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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