[Full-Disclosure] iDEFENSE Security Advisory 02.09.05: CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup v11 Discovery Service Remote Buffer Overflow

2005-02-10T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:7788
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-02-10T00:00:00

Description

Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup v11 Discovery Service Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

iDEFENSE Security Advisory 02.09.05 www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=194&type=vulnerabilities February 09, 2005

I. BACKGROUND

BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows delivers backup and restore protection for all Windows server systems as well as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX client environments.

http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/ProductFamily.asp?ID=115

II. DESCRIPTION

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability in Computer Associates International Inc's BrightStor ARCserve Backup v11 Discovery Service may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The BrightStor software will automatically detect other BrightStor (ARCserve) servers on the local network. It does this by sending UDP probe messages to the broadcast address on the network. Each system running the BrightStor software listens for these probes and replies back to IP address embedded in the data of the packet. The Discovery service listens on UDP port 41524 for these probe requests.

III. ANALYSIS

When a UDP probe is received by the Discovery Service, a stack overflow can occur if the data is larger than the temporary buffer. The recvfrom() call made by the service accepts up to 4096 bytes, however the buffer it is copied to is slightly less than 1000 bytes. The return address can be overwritten by sending a message that is at least 967 bytes long. As the service runs as 'Local System', exploitation of this vulnerability allows running arbitrary code with superuser privileges.

IV. DETECTION

Computer Associates BrightStor ARCserve Backup v11 (Win32) has been confirmed vulnerable.

V. WORKAROUND

Employ firewalls, access control lists or other TCP/UDP restriction mechanism to limit access to systems and services.

VI. VENDOR RESPONSE

http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/enews/BrightStor/brigcurrent.asp

The following vendor patches have been made available:

BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1 for Windows - All Languages - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6276 9

BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.0 for Windows - All Languages - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6276 8

BrightStor Enterprise Backup v10.5 for Windows - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6277 0

BrightStor Enterprise Backup v10.0 for Windows - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6277 1

BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01 for Windows - All Languages - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6276 7

BrightStor ARCserve 2000 Backup for Windows (Japanese Only) - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6276 6

BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1 for NetWare http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6293 6

BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9 for NetWare http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6277 2

BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1 for Windows - 64 Bit Edition - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6299 0

BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.0 for Windows - 64 Bit Edition - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6298 9

BrightStor Enterprise Backup v10.5 for Windows - 64 Bit Edition - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6299 1

BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01 for Windows - 64 Bit Edition - http://supportconnect.ca.com/sc/redir.jsp?reqPage=search&searchID=QO6298 7

VII. CVE INFORMATION

A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not been assigned yet.

VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

11/12/2004 Initial vendor notification 11/15/2004 Initial vendor response 02/09/2005 Public disclosure

IX. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered independently by two contributors, one of whom is Patrik Karlsson. The other wishes to remain anonymous.

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X. LEGAL NOTICES

Copyright (c) 2005 iDEFENSE, Inc.

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