ZDI-10-066: CA XOsoft Control Service entry_point.aspx Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


ZDI-10-066: CA XOsoft Control Service entry_point.aspx Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-066 April 6, 2010 -- CVE ID: CVE-2010-1223 -- Affected Vendors: Computer Associates -- Affected Products: Computer Associates XOsoft High Availability Computer Associates XOsoft Replication -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9493. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit: http://www.tippingpoint.com -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Computer Associates XOsoft Control Replication and High Availability Control Service. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the /entry_point.aspx service and occurs due to an unbounded string copy utilizing a string controlled by the user as the source into a fixed length buffer located on the stack. Successful exploitation can lead to code execution under the context of the service. -- Vendor Response: Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=232869 -- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-12-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-04-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod * AbdulAziz Hariri -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/ Follow the ZDI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thezdi