Symantec Alert Management System Intel Alert Handler modem string buffer overflow

2011-02-23T00:00:00
ID SAINT:C1F7F20C41F66BB9AC18C650405D5F4C
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2011-02-23T00:00:00

Description

Added: 02/23/2011
CVE: CVE-2010-0110
BID: 45936

Background

The Symantec Alert Management System 2 (AMS2) is used by multiple Symantec products. It includes an Intel Alert Handler service (hndlrsvc.exe). This service handles messages forwarded to it by the Alert Originator Manager, which listens on port 38292/TCP.

Problem

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the pagehndl.dll module allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands by sending a long, specially crafted modem string to the Intel Alert Handler.

Resolution

Apply the patch referenced in SYM11-002.

References

<http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-030/>

Limitations

Exploit works on Symantec System Center 10.1.8.8000 on Windows Server 2003 SP2 with patches KB956802 and KB956572.

Platforms

Windows