TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

CA XOsoft xosoapapi.asmx Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

ZDI-10-065: April 6th, 2010


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Computer Associates XOsoft Control Replication and High Availability Control Service. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaws exist within the /ws_man/xosoapapi.asmx SOAP endpoint and occur when submitting malformed requests to the server. Successful exploitation can lead to code execution under the context of the service.

Vendor Response

CA has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-12-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2010-04-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod