EMC AutoStart Backbone Engine code execution

autostart-backbone-code-execution (48197) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

EMC AutoStart could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper validation by the Backbone Engine (ftbackbone.exe) when processing DWORD values. By sending a specially-crafted packet to TCP Port 8042, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with SYSTEM level privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of EMC AutoStart (5.3 SP2 or later), available from the EMC Web site. See References.

References:

  • EMC Web site: EMC AutoStart - Automatic failover, High availability.
  • ZDI-09-009: EMC AutoStart Backbone Engine Trusted Pointer Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-33415: EMC AutoStart 'ftbackbone.exe' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-0311: The Backbone service (ftbackbone.exe) in EMC AutoStart before 5.3 SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a packet with a crafted value that is dereferenced as a function pointer.
  • OSVDB ID: 51566: EMC AutoStart Backbone Engine (ftbackbone.exe) Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA33667: EMC AutoStart Backbone Engine Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1021636: EMC AutoStart Backbone Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • EMC AutoStart 5.3
  • EMC AutoStart 5.3 SP1

Reported:

Jan 23, 2009

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