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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

Overview

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

Description

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.

Impact

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

Solution

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

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Symantec, Inc.

Updated:  March 29, 2006

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

Please see Symantec Security Advisory SYM06-006.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

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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