Symantec Multiple Product Intel Alert Originator Service Command Execution Vulnerabilty

ID ZDI-09-060
Type zdi
Reporter Tenable Network Security
Modified 2009-06-22T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Symantec Client Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists in the Intel LANDesk Common Base Agent bundled with the affected products. When a specially crafted packet is sent to TCP port 12174, the contents of the packet are passed directly to a call to CreateProcessA() as the lpCommandLine argument. The resulting command will be executed with SYSTEM privileges.