Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation Scheduler Service NULL Session Authentication Bypass VulnerabilityZDI-08-053: August 14th, 2008
This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the functionality exposed by the Storage Foundation for Windows Scheduler Service, VxSchedService.exe, which listens by default on TCP port 4888. The management console allows NULL NTLMSSP authentication thereby enabling a remote attacker to add, modify, or delete snapshots schedules and consequently run arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.
Vendor ResponseSymantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-06-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-08-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Tenable Network Security