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VERITAS StorageCentral DCOM servers contain multiple buffer overflows

Vulnerability Note VU#927793

Original Release Date: 2005-09-22 | Last Revised: 2005-09-22

Overview

VERITAS StorageCentral DCOM servers contains several buffer overflows, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

VERITAS StorageCentral is software package that performs storage management. Multiple DCOM server components provided by Storage Exec contain buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These DCOM server components are accessible by their associated ActiveX controls.

Impact

By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control) to crash.

Solution

Apply a patch or upgrade

This issue is addressed by VERITAS StorageCentral 5.2 Hotfix 2.


Disable ActiveX

Disabling ActiveX controls in the Internet Zone (or any zone used by an attacker) will remove an attack vector for this vulnerability. Instructions for disabling ActiveX in the Internet Zone can be found in the Malicious Web Scripts FAQ.

Vendor Information

927793
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Symantec, Inc.

Notified:  September 21, 2005 Updated:  September 21, 2005

Status

  Unknown

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.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Symantec for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit Mark Litchfield of NGSSoftware.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 11.48
Date Public: 2005-09-20
Date First Published: 2005-09-22
Date Last Updated: 2005-09-22 14:40 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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