Advisory Details

January 23rd, 2009

EMC AutoStart Backbone Engine Trusted Pointer Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-09-009
ZDI-CAN-364

CVE ID CVE-2009-0311
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS EMC
AFFECTED PRODUCTS AutoStart
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6412. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with vulnerable installations of EMC AutoStart. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the Backbone service (ftbackbone.exe) which listens by default on TCP port 8042. The process trusts a DWORD value from incoming packets which it arbitrarily calls. Exploitation of this issue leads to code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Customers who are using older versions are advised to upgrade to EMC AutoStart 5.3 SP2
For EMC AutoStart 5.3. SP2 Software navigate to the following location:
Powerlink > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads A-B > AutoStart


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-08-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-01-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Manuel Santamarina Suarez
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