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DameWare Mini Remote Control vulnerable to buffer overflow via specially crafted packets

Vulnerability Note VU#909678

Original Release Date: 2003-12-22 | Last Revised: 2003-12-22

Overview

DameWare Mini Remote Control is a lightweight remote control intended primarily for administrators and help desks for management of desktop systems. A vulnerability in DameWare Mini Remote Control may permit an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in versions of DameWare Mini Remote Control prior to 3.73. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted packet to the DameWare Mini Remote Control (default port 6129/TCP) to mimic a client and exploit this vulnerability against the server. Since the buffer overflow occurs in a section of the code used to handle authentication, a remote unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary code on the system.

The CERT/CC has seen reports of active exploitation.

Impact

An unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

This vulnerability is resolved in version 3.73 or higher.

Block access to the DameWare Mini Remote Control Service port (default 6129/TCP) at the network perimeter. This will not mitigate attacks from within the firewall perimeter, but may mitigate attacks from outside your network.

Vendor Information

909678
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

DameWare

Updated:  December 22, 2003

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 the December 4, 2003 entry at http://www.dameware.com/support/history/ for the product history related to this issue.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Wirepair has reported this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 29.77
Date Public: 2003-12-14
Date First Published: 2003-12-22
Date Last Updated: 2003-12-22 21:16 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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