[Full-disclosure] CAID 33756 - DM Deployment Common Component Vulnerabilities

2006-01-19T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:11106
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-01-19T00:00:00

Description

Title: CAID 33756 - DM Deployment Common Component Vulnerabilities

CA Vulnerability ID: 33756

Discovery Date: 2005-12-20

CA Advisory Date: 2006-01-17

Discovered By: Cengiz Aykanat (CA internal audit), and Karma[at]DesignFolks[dot]com[dot]au.

Impact: Remote attacker can cause a denial of service condition.

Summary: The following security vulnerability issues have been identified in the DM Primer part of the DM Deployment Common Component being distributed with some CA products: 1) A Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability has been identified in the handling of unrecognized network messages, which may result in high CPU utilization and excessive growth of the DM Primer log file. 2) A Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability has been identified with the way in which DM Primer handles receipt of large rogue network messages, which can result in DM Primer becoming unresponsive.

Severity: Computer Associates has given this vulnerability a Medium risk rating.

Mitigating Factors: These vulnerabilities will only be present if you have utilized the DM Deployment mechanism (bundled with the affected products) to deploy those products within your enterprise environment.

Affected Technologies: Please note that the DM Primer component is not a product, but rather a common component that is included with multiple products. Vulnerable versions of the DM Primer component are included in the CA products listed in the Affected Products section below. DM Primer component versions v1.4.154 and v1.4.155 are vulnerable to these issues. These vulnerabilities are not present in DM Primer v11.0 or later.

Affected Products: - BrightStor Mobile Backup r4.0 - BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Laptops & Desktops r11.0, r11.1, r11.1 SP1 - Unicenter Remote Control 6.0, 6.0 SP1 - CA Desktop Protection Suite r2 - CA Server Protection Suite r2 - CA Business Protection Suite r2 - CA Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Standard Edition r2 - CA Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Premium Edition r2 - CA Business Protection Suite for Midsize Business for Windows r2

Affected platforms: Windows

Platforms NOT affected: This version of DM Primer is not supported on any other platforms.

Status and Recommendation: Since this version of DM Primer is only utilized for the initial installation of the products, the above vulnerabilities can be addressed by simply removing the DM Primer Service after deployment. To remove the DM Primer component follow the instructions below:

dmprimer remove -f:

will force the removal of a local DM Primer service,

dmsweep -a1:remotecomp -dp:force

will force the removal of the DM Primer service from a remote computer called remotecomp.

The dmsweep command will be available on the DM Deployment machine (usually the host for the product manager with which it was bundled). It can take a machine name, an ip address, or a range of ip addresses. Some examples are:

dmsweep -a1:192.168.0.* -dp:force

will forcibly remove DM Primer from all machines on the 192.168.0.* subnet

dmsweep -a1:192.168.0.1 -a2:192.168.0.100 -dp:force

will forcibly remove DM Primer from all machines in the range 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.100

dmsweep -a1:192.168.0.1 -a2:192.168.0.100 -dp:force

will forcibly remove DM Primer from all machines in the range 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.100

Please refer to the FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions. http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/ca_common_docs/dmdeploysecurity-faq s.asp

References: (note that URLs may wrap) DM Deployment Common Component Security Notice http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/ca_common_docs/dmdeploysecurity_not ice.asp

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to this security update http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/ca_common_docs/dmdeploysecurity-faq s.asp

CA Security Advisor site advisory http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/vulninfo/vuln.aspx?id=33756

CVE Reference: Pending http://cve.mitre.org

OSVDB Reference: Pending http://osvdb.org

Error Handling in DM Primer http://www.designfolks.com.au/karma/DMPrimer/

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@ca.com, or contact me directly.

If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your findings to vuln@ca.com, or utilize our "Submit a Vulnerability" form. URL: http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/vulninfo/submit.aspx

Regards, Ken Williams ; 0xE2941985 Dir. Vuln Research CA Vulnerability Research Team

CA, One Computer Associates Plaza. Islandia, NY 11749

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