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CA Products DSM gui_cm_ctrls ActiveX Control Code Execution


Release Date:  2008-04-17    Last Update:  2008-05-09    Views:  8,463

Secunia Advisory SA29837


From remote


System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):


A vulnerability has been reported in various CA products, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an input validation error within the DSM gui_cm_ctrls ActiveX control (gui_cm_ctrls.ocx) when handling arguments to certain unspecified methods. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a user e.g. is tricked into visiting a malicious website.

The vulnerability is reported in the following versions:
* BrightStor ARCServe Backup for Laptops and Desktops r11.5
* CA Desktop Management Suite r11.2 C2
* CA Desktop Management Suite r11.2 C1
* CA Desktop Management Suite r11.2a
* CA Desktop Management Suite r11.2
* CA Desktop Management Suite r11.1 (GA, a, C1)
* Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle r11.2 C2
* Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle r11.2 C1
* Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle r11.2a
* Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle r11.2
* Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle r11.1 (GA, a, C1)
* Unicenter Asset Management r11.2 C2
* Unicenter Asset Management r11.2 C1
* Unicenter Asset Management r11.2a
* Unicenter Asset Management r11.2
* Unicenter Asset Management r11.1 (GA, a, C1)
* Unicenter Software Delivery r11.2 C2
* Unicenter Software Delivery r11.2 C1
* Unicenter Software Delivery r11.2a
* Unicenter Software Delivery r11.2
* Unicenter Software Delivery r11.1 (GA, a, C1)
* Unicenter Remote Control r11.2 C2
* Unicenter Remote Control r11.2 C1
* Unicenter Remote Control r11.2a
* Unicenter Remote Control r11.2
* Unicenter Remote Control r11.1 (GA, a, C1)
* CA Desktop and Server Management r11.2 C2
* CA Desktop and Server Management r11.2 C1
* CA Desktop and Server Management r11.2a
* CA Desktop and Server Management r11.2
* CA Desktop and Server Management r11.1 (GA, a, C1)

NOTE: Only the server installation of BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Laptops & Desktops is affected. For CA Desktop Management Suite, Unicenter Desktop Management Bundle, Unicenter Asset Management, Unicenter Software Delivery and Unicenter Remote Control, only the Managers and DSM Explorers are affected. Scalability Servers and Agents are not affected.

Apply updates. Please see the vendor's advisory for details.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Greg Linares, eEye Digital Security

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