IBM Tivoli Storage Manager client port 1581 buffer overflow

tivoli-storagemanager-client-bo (8817) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager client is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Client Acceptor. By sending a character string containing 1292 bytes or more to the Client Acceptor listening on port 1581, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the Storage Manager client to crash.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Tivoli Storage Manager (5.1.0 or later), available from the Tivoli Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Apr 11 2002 - 11:48:53 CDT: iXsecurity.20020327.tivoli_tsm_dsmcad.a.
  • Tivoli Web site: Tivoli Customer Support - Tivoli Storage Manager.
  • BID-4492: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client Acceptor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • BID-4500: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Long Username Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0541: Buffer overflow in Tivoli Storage Manager TSM (1) Server or Storage Agents 3.1 through 5.1, and (2) the TSM Client Acceptor Service 4.2 and 5.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long HTTP GET request to port 1580 or port 1581.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 4.2
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 4.2.1

Reported:

Apr 11, 2002

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