Advisory Details

February 6th, 2008

Symantec Backup Exec Remote File Upload Vulnerability

ZDI-08-003
ZDI-CAN-253

CVE ID CVE-2008-0457
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Backup Exec System Recovery Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5927. 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 installations of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the FileUpload class running on the Symantec LiveState Apache Tomcat server. The server is found on TCP ports 8080 and 8443. A malicious HTTP POST request can upload a JSP script to the publicly accessible web directories allowing for arbitrary code execution.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.04.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-12-11 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-02-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Titon of BastardLabs
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