Multiple Symantec products Intel AMS2 component buffer overflow

symantec-intel-ams2-bo (64940) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple Symantec products are vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Intel AMS2 component. By sending specially-crafted packets to TCP port 38292, a remote attacker from within the local network could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.9
  Access Vector: Adjacent Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to SYM11- 002 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM11- 002: Symantec Intel Alert Management System Multiple Code Execution Issues.
  • ZDI-11-028: Symantec AMS Intel Alert Service AMSSendAlertAct Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-028: Symantec AMS Intel Alert Service AMSSendAlertAct Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-028: Symantec AMS Intel Alert Service AMSSendAlertAct Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-030: Symantec AMS Intel Alert Handler Modem String Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ZDI-11-031: Symantec AMS Intel Alert Handler Pin Number Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-45936: Symantec Intel Alert Management System (CVE-2010-0110) Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-0110: Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in Intel Alert Management System (aka AMS or AMS2), as used in Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition (SAVCE) 10.x before 10.1 MR10, Symantec System Center (SSC) 10.x, and Symantec Quarantine Server 3.5 and 3.6, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long string to msgsys.exe, related to the AMSSendAlertAct function in AMSLIB.dll in the Intel Alert Handler service (aka Symantec Intel Handler service); a long (2) modem string or (3) PIN number to msgsys.exe, related to pagehndl.dll in the Intel Alert Handler service; or (4) a message to msgsys.exe, related to iao.exe in the Intel Alert Originator service.
  • SA43099: Symantec Products Intel Alert Management System Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA43106: Symantec Quarantine Server Intel Alert Management System Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2011-0234: Symantec Products Intel Alert Management System Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.394 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.396 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.4 MP1 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.4 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.4.4010 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.400 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.401 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.8.8000 Corporate
  • Symantec Quarantine Server 3.5
  • Symantec Quarantine Server 3.6
  • Symantec Systems Center 10.x

Reported:

Jan 26, 2011

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