TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

CA XOsoft Control Service entry_point.aspx Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-066: April 6th, 2010


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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 flaw exists within the /entry_point.aspx service and occurs due to an unbounded string copy utilizing a string controlled by the user as the source into a fixed length buffer located on the stack. 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
    AbdulAziz Hariri