C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management server source message spoofing

c5evm-server-source-message-spoofing (26747) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM) from Secure Elements could allow a remote attacker to spoof the source address of messages sent to the server. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to send forged client messages with a spoofed source address to the server and obtain sensitive information.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (2.8.1 or later), available from the C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Web site. See References.


  • C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (C5 EVM) Web site: Secure Elements - Compliance and Vulnerability Management Overview.
  • BID-18191: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-2709: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR (aka C5 EVM) before 2.8.1 do not validate the source address of a message, which allows remote attackers to (1) execute arbitrary code on a client or (2) forge messages to the server.
  • OSVDB ID: 26129: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Server Message Source IP Validation Failure
  • OSVDB ID: 26138: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Client Source Validation Failure Code Execution
  • SA20378: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016184: C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management Bugs Let Remote Users Access the System, Execute Arbitrary Code, Monitor Communications, and Deny Service
  • US-CERT VU#288121: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR client fails to validate source address of messages
  • US-CERT VU#919345: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR server fails to validate source address of messages

Platforms Affected:

  • Secure Elements C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management prior to 2.8.1


May 30, 2006

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