Symantec VERITAS NetBackup Database Manager Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ID ZDI-06-006
Type zdi
Reporter Sebastian Apelt
Modified 2006-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable Symantec VERITAS NetBackup installations. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the NetBackup Database Manager service (bpdbm.exe) due to insufficient bounds checking during a call to sprintf() that copies user-supplied data to a stack-based buffer. The vulnerable daemon listens on TCP port 13721.