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Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager daemon buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#880801

Original Release Date: 2006-03-29 | Last Revised: 2007-01-12


The Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager daemon contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Symantec VERITAS NetBackup

Symantec VERITAS NetBackup is a client/server based backup software solution.

NetBackup Volume Manager daemon

The Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager is a service used by NetBackup that finds volumes that are needed for backup or restore operations. The Volume Manager daemon (vmd) listens on 13701/tcp by default.

The problem

The Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager daemon contains a stack-based buffer overflow.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Install an update
Symantec has provided updates for the vulnerable software in Security Advisory SYM06-006.

Restrict access

Symantec has provided several workarounds for this vulnerability in Security Advisory SYM06-006, including restricting access to the vulnerable systems.

Vendor Information


Symantec, Inc. Affected

Updated:  March 29, 2006



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.


Please see Symantec Security Advisory SYM06-006.

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This vulnerability was reported by Symantec, who in turn credit TippingPoint with reporting the vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0989
Severity Metric: 34.63
Date Public: 2006-03-27
Date First Published: 2006-03-29
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-12 21:40 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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