Secunia Research: McAfee E-Business Server Auth Packet Handling Buffer Overflow

2007-10-31T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:18328
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-10-31T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 31/10/2007
  • McAfee E-Business Server Auth Packet Handling Buffer Overflow -

====================================================================== 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

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

McAfee E-Business Server for Linux version 8.1.1.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected. However, while the usage is identical between the Linux and Windows versions of E-Business server, Windows is not vulnerable due to the differing socket implementations.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical Impact: Local network Where: System compromise

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"McAfee E-Business Server secures batch processes and protects sensitive company data and network traffic with 128-bit encryption and authentication, everywhere it is accessed, transferred, and stored".

Product Link: http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/products/encryption/ebusiness_server.html

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in McAfee E-Business Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow within the e-Business administration utility service when parsing authentication packets. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted authentication packet with an overly large length value.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Install E-Business Server 8.5.3 for Solaris Install E-Business Server 8.1.2 for Linux, HP-UX, AIX

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

13/08/2007 - Vendor notified. 13/08/2007 - Vendor response. 31/10/2007 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2007-2957 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-69/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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