Advisory Details

January 27th, 2011

Symantec Intel Alert Originator Service iao.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-032
ZDI-CAN-580

CVE ID CVE-2010-0111
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Alert Management System
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5959. 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 multiple Symantec products. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the Intel Alert Originator (iao.exe) service. While processing messages sent from the msgsys.exe process a size check can be bypassed and a subsequent stack-based buffer overflow can be triggered. This can be leveraged by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the Alert service.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2011&suid=20110126_00
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-10-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-01-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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