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Secunia Research: Centennial Discovery XferWan.exe Packet Parsing Buffer Overflows

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                     Secunia Research 16/05/2007

 - Centennial Discovery XferWan.exe Packet Parsing Buffer Overflows -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Centennial Discovery 2006 Feature Pack 1

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  From local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Whether the aim is to take control of software licensing, drive down
IT costs or improve project management, Discovery's dynamic hardware
and software inventory means you won't miss a beat."

Product Link:
http://www.centennial-software.com/products/discovery/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities in
Centennial Discovery, which can be exploited by malicious people to
compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors in the
CentennialIPTransferServer service (XFERWAN.EXE) when parsing strings
in received TCP packets. These can be exploited to cause buffer
overflows by sending a specially crafted TCP packet with an overly
long string.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitary code with SYSTEM
privileges.

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5) Solution 

Centennial has created a fix, available from the customer support
site:

http://support.centennial.co.uk/contents.html

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6) Time Table 

24/02/2007 - Vulnerability discovered in Symantec Discovery.
26/02/2007 - Vulnerability discovered in upstream product Centennial
             Discovery.
01/03/2007 - Centennial notified.
01/03/2007 - Centennial response.
04/05/2007 - Centennial released fix and vulnerability details on
             customer support site.
16/05/2007 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-1173 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-41/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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