C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management client pathname file overwrite

c5emv-client-pathname-file-overwrite (26771) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM) from Secure Elements could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the client caused by improper validation of the pathnames in messages. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files on the client with root privileges.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

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.

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-2006-2717: Unspecified vulnerability in Secure Elements Class 5 AVR client and server (aka C5 EVM) before 2.8.1 allows authenticated attackers to overwrite arbitrary files (1) on a server during an update or (2) on a client via modified pathnames, possibly due to a directory traversal issue.
  • OSVDB ID: 26130: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Client Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • OSVDB ID: 26131: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR Server Update Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • 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#764025: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR server fails to properly validate pathnames when downloading updates
  • US-CERT VU#912217: Secure Elements Class 5 AVR client fails to properly validate pathnames supplied in messages

Platforms Affected:

  • Secure Elements C5 Enterprise Vulnerability Management prior to 2.8.1

Reported:

May 30, 2006

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