Advisory Details

February 20th, 2008

Symantec VERITAS Storage Foundation Administrator Service Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-007
ZDI-CAN-227

CVE ID CVE-2008-0638
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Veritas Storage Foundation
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5922. 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 Storage Foundation. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw resides in the Administrator service, vxsvc.exe, which listens by default on UDP port 3207. The process trusts a user-supplied size value, receiving the specified amount of data into a static heap buffer. By sending a specially crafted packet, an attacker can overflow that buffer leading to arbitrary code execution in the context of the SYSTEM user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.02.20a.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-09-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-02-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sebastian Apelt (webmaster@buzzworld.org)
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