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VERITAS NetBackup "vmd" Shared Library Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-09    Last Update:  2005-11-17    Views:  16,766

Secunia Advisory SA17503

Where:

From local network

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VERITAS NetBackup, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in a shared library used by the vmd (Volume Manager Daemon). This can be exploited to cause a DoS by disrupting the backup process and potentially to execute arbitrary code on an affected system via the vmd daemon.

The vulnerability has been reported in NetBackup Enterprise Server Server/Client version 5.0 and 5.1.

Note: The vulnerability may also affect other daemons that use the affected shared library.


Solution:
Apply cumulative security packs.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by anonymous and reported via iDEFENSE.

Original Advisory:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.08b.html

iDEFENSE:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=336&type=vulnerabilities

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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