Advisory Details

June 4th, 2008

CA ETrust Secure Content Manager Gateway FTP LIST Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-036
ZDI-CAN-341

CVE ID CVE-2008-2541
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Computer Associates
AFFECTED PRODUCTS eTrust Secure Content Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6170. 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 Computer Associates eTrust Secure Content Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the HTTP Gateway service icihttp.exe running on port 8080. When issuing a request for a FTP service the process tries to decorate the contents of the transaction. In this particular case by specifying a overly long response to a LIST command a stack buffer can be overflowed. Successful exploitation can lead to complete system compromise under the SYSTEM context.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=177784
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-05-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-06-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sebastian Apelt (webmaster@buzzworld.org)
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