Advisory Details

October 12th, 2010

SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Server CMS.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-195
ZDI-CAN-787

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS SAP
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Crystal Reports
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10482. 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 SAP Crystal Reports. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the CMS.exe process which listens by default on several TCP ports above 1024. When parsing a GIOP request, the process trusts a user-supplied 32-bit value and allocates a buffer on the heap. The process then proceeds to copy the string following this value from the packet until it finds a NULL byte. By crafting a specifically sized packet a remote attacker can overflow the buffer and gain code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

A solution was provided via SAP note 1509604
https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1509604


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-10-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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