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[CAID 35515]: CA Products Alert Service RPC Procedure Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

From: Williams, James K (James.Williamsca.com)
Date: Thu Jul 19 2007 - 13:10:40 CDT



Title: [CAID 35515]: CA Products Alert Service RPC Procedure
Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

CA Vuln ID (CAID): 35515

CA Advisory Date: 2007-07-17

Reported By: Anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP

Impact: Remote attacker can cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code.

Summary: Multiple CA products that utilize Alert service
functionality contain multiple vulnerabilities. The
vulnerabilities, CVE-2007-3825, are due to insufficient bounds
checking on received data by certain RPC procedures. An attacker
can exploit these buffer overflows to execute arbitrary code or
cause service failure.

Mitigating Factors: None

Severity: CA has given these vulnerabilities a High risk rating.

Affected Products:
CA Threat Manager for the Enterprise (formerly eTrust Integrated
   Threat Management) r8
CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise (formerly eTrust Antivirus) r8
CA Protection Suites r3
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11 for Windows
BrightStor Enterprise Backup r10.5
BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01
BrightStor ARCserve Client agent for Windows

Affected Platforms:
Microsoft Windows

Status and Recommendation:
CA recommends that customers apply the update to address the
vulnerabilities. The updated Alert service must be manually
installed. For all affected products, apply QO89817.
http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/antivirus/infodocs/caantivirus-secnotice.asp

How to determine if you are affected:
1. Using Windows Explorer, locate the file "alert.exe". By
   default, the file is located in the
   "C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\Alert" directory.
2. Right click on the file and select Properties.
3. Select the Version tab.
4. If the "alert.exe" file version is less than 8.0.255.0, the
   installation is vulnerable.

Workaround: None

References (URLs may wrap):
CA SupportConnect:
http://supportconnect.ca.com/
Security Notice for CA products running the Alert service
http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/antivirus/infodocs/caantivirus-secnotice.asp
Solution Document Reference APARs:
QO89817
CA Security Advisor posting:
CA Products Alert Service RPC Procedures Buffer Overflow
Vulnerabilities
http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral.aspx?cid=149081
CA Vuln ID (CAID): 35515
http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=35515
Reported By: iDefense
iDefense Advisory:
Computer Associates Alert Notification Server Multiple Buffer
Overflow Vulnerabilities
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=561
CVE References:
CVE-2007-3825
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3825
OSVDB References: Pending
http://osvdb.org/

Changelog for this advisory:
v1.0 - Initial Release

Customers who require additional information should contact CA
Technical Support at http://supportconnect.ca.com.

For technical questions or comments related to this advisory,
please send email to vuln AT ca DOT com.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your
findings to vuln AT ca DOT com, or utilize our "Submit a
Vulnerability" form.
URL: http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/vulninfo/submit.aspx


Regards,
Ken Williams ; 0xE2941985
Director, CA Vulnerability Research

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