Advisory Details

March 27th, 2006

Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Volume Manager Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-06-005
ZDI-CAN-010

CVE ID CVE-2006-0989
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Veritas NetBackup
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3976. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable Symantec VERITAS NetBackup installations. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

This specific flaw exists within the volume manager daemon (vmd.exe) due to incorrect bounds checking during a call to sscanf() that copies user-supplied data to a stack-based buffer. The vulnerable daemon listens on TCP port 13701.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Symantec engineers have addressed these issues in all currently supported versions of NetBackup. Symantec engineers did additional reviews and will continue on-going reviews of related file functionality to further enhance the overall security of Veritas NetBackup products and to eliminate any additional potential concerns.

Security updates are available for all supported products. Symantec strongly recommends all customers immediately apply the latest cumulative Security Pack updates or Maintenance Pack releases as indicated for their supported product versions to protect against threats of this nature.

http://support.veritas.com/docs/281521


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2005-12-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-03-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sebastian Apelt
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