IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express CAD Service Buffer Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-07-054: September 24th, 2007
Tivoli Storage Manager Express
Tivoli Storage Manager V5
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the dsmcad.exe process bound by default on TCP port 1581. During HTTP header parsing, a host parameter of sufficient length will trigger an overflow through a call to vswprintf(). The call overflows into imported function pointers which are later called. Exploitation of this issue can result in arbitrary code execution.
Vendor ResponseIBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2007-05-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007-09-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Sebastian Apelt (firstname.lastname@example.org)