CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup Tape Engine Buffer Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-07-004: January 11th, 2007
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This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the Tape Engine RPC service which listens by default on TCP port 6503 with the following UUID:
The service exposes a buffer overflow in the handler for RPC opnum 0xCF that allows for arbitrary code execution when handling user-supplied data from the RPC request.
Vendor ResponseComputer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2006-11-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007-01-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Tenable Network Security