Advisory Details

December 13th, 2006

Symantec Veritas NetBackup Long Request Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-06-049
ZDI-CAN-070

CVE ID CVE-2006-6222
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 4505. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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

The specific flaw exists within bpcd.exe during the parsing of overly long requests to a NetBackup Master/Media Server. Communications to this process are prefixed with a length, which, if malformed can result in a stack based buffer overflow. Exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to complete system compromise.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.12.13a.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-08-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-12-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sebastian Apelt
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