Multiple Symantec backup unspecified buffer overflow

symantec-backup-unspecified-bo (33931) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Symantec Norton Ghost, Norton Save & Recovery, LiveState Recovery, and BackupExec System Recovery are vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Service Manager. By sending an overly long string, an authenticated local attacker with Ghost Backup Operator privileges could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM privileges or cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Symantec Norton Ghost, Save and Recovery, LiveState Recovery, or BackupExec, available from the Symantec LiveUpdate service.

References:

  • iDefense Labs PUBLIC ADVISORY: 04.26.07: Symantec Norton Ghost 10 Service Manager Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • SYM07-004 : Multiple Norton Ghost, Norton Save & Recovery, LiveState Recovery, and BackupExec System Recover Vulnerabilities .
  • BID-23654: Symantec Multiple Products Local Buffer Overflow and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-2359: Buffer overflow in Ghost Service Manager, as used in Symantec Norton Ghost, Norton Save & Recovery, LiveState Recovery, and BackupExec System Recovery before 20070426, allows local users to gain privileges via a long string.
  • OSVDB ID: 35072: Symantec Multiple Products Ghost Service Manager Local Overflow
  • SA25013: Symantec Products Information Disclosure and Buffer Overflow
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017971: Symantec BackupExec System Recovery Discloses Passwords to Local Users and Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec BackupExec System Recovery 6.5
  • Symantec BackupExec System Recovery 6.52
  • Symantec BackupExec System Recovery 6.52A
  • Symantec BackupExec System Recovery 6.53
  • Symantec LiveState Recovery 6.0
  • Symantec LiveState Recovery 6.01
  • Symantec LiveState Recovery 6.02
  • Symantec Norton Ghost 10.0
  • Symantec Norton Ghost 10.01
  • Symantec Norton Save and Recovery 1.01B
  • Symantec Norton Save and Recovery 11.0
  • Symantec Norton Save and Recovery 11.01
  • Symantec Norton Save and Recovery 11.01B

Reported:

Apr 26, 2007

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