CA iGateway Content-Length Buffer Overflow Vulnerability [v1.1]

Credit: Erika Mendoza
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-119

CVSS Base Score: 10/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

Please see below for important changes to CAID 33778. Changelog is near end of advisory. Regards, Ken Williams Title: CAID 33778 - CA iGateway Content-Length Buffer Overflow Vulnerability [v1.1] CA Vulnerability ID: 33778 CA Advisory Date: 2006-01-23 Updated Advisory [v1.1]: 2006-01-26 Discovered By: Erika Mendoza reported this issue to iDefense. Impact: Remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. Summary: The CA iGateway common component, which is included with several CA products for UNIX/Linux/Windows platforms, contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that can allow arbitrary code to be executed remotely with SYSTEM privileges on Windows, and cause iGateway component failure on UNIX and Linux platforms. Mitigating Factors: None. Severity: CA has given this vulnerability a Medium risk rating. Affected Technologies: Please note that the iGateway component is not a product, but rather a common component that is included with multiple products. The iGateway component is included in the following CA products, which are consequently potentially vulnerable. Note that iGateway component versions older than 4.0.051230 are vulnerable to this issue. Affected Products: BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5 BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.1 BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows r11 BrightStor Enterprise Backup 10.5 BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9.01 BrightStor ARCserve Backup Laptop & Desktop r11.1 BrightStor ARCserve Backup Laptop & Desktop r11 BrightStor Process Automation Manager r11.1 BrightStor SAN Manager r11.1 BrightStor SAN Manager r11.5 BrightStor Storage Resource Manager r11.5 BrightStor Storage Resource Manager r11.1 BrightStor Storage Resource Manager 6.4 BrightStor Storage Resource Manager 6.3 BrightStor Portal 11.1 Note to BrightStor Storage Resource Manager and BrightStor Portal users: In addition to the application servers where these products are installed, all hosts that have iSponsors deployed to them for managing applications like Veritas Volume Manager and Tivoli TSM are also affected by this vulnerability. eTrust Products: eTrust Audit 1.5 SP2 (iRecorders and ARIES) eTrust Audit 1.5 SP3 (iRecorders and ARIES) eTrust Audit 8.0 (iRecorders and ARIES) eTrust Admin 8.1 eTrust Identity Minder 8.0 eTrust Secure Content Manager (SCM) R8 eTrust Integrated Threat Management (ITM) R8 eTrust Directory, R8.1 (Web Components Only) Unicenter Products: Unicenter CA Web Services Distributed Management R11 Unicenter AutoSys JM R11 Unicenter Management for WebLogic / Management for WebSphere R11 Unicenter Service Delivery R11 Unicenter Service Level Management (USLM) R11 Unicenter Application Performance Monitor R11 Unicenter Service Desk R11 Unicenter Service Desk Knowledge Tools R11 Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management R11 Unicenter Service Metric Analysis R11 Unicenter Service Catalog/Assure/Accounting R11 Unicenter MQ Management R11 Unicenter Application Server Management R11 Unicenter Web Server Management R11 Unicenter Exchange Management R11 Affected platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Linux Intel, Solaris, and Windows Status and Recommendation: Customers with vulnerable versions of the iGateway component should upgrade to the current version of iGateway (4.0.051230 or later), which is available for download from the following locations: Determining the version of iGateway: To determine the version numbers of the iGateway components: Go to the igateway directory: On windows, this is %IGW_LOC% Default path for v3.*: C:Program FilesCAigateway Default path for v4.*: C:Program FilesCASharedComponentsiTechnology On unix, Default path for v3.*: /opt/CA/igateway Default path for v4.*: the install directory path is contained in opt/CA/SharedComponents/iTechnology.location. The default path is /opt/CA/SharedComponents/iTechnology Look at the <Version> element in igateway.conf. The versions are affected by this vulnerability if you see a value LESS THAN the following: <Version>4.0.051230</Version> (note the format of v.s.YYMMDD) References: (note that URLs may wrap) CA SupportConnect: ice.asp CAID: 33778 CAID Advisory link: CVE Reference: CVE-2005-3653 OSVDB Reference: OSVDB-22688 iDefense Reference: Computer Associates iTechnology iGateway Service Content-Length Buffer Overflow Changelog: v1.0 - Initial Release v1.1 - Removed several unaffected technologies; added more reference links. Customers who require additional information should contact CA Technical Support at For technical questions or comments related to this advisory, please send email to vuln (at) ca (dot) com [email concealed], or contact me directly. If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your findings to vuln (at) ca (dot) com [email concealed], or utilize our "Submit a Vulnerability" form. URL: Regards, Ken Williams ; 0xE2941985 Dir. of CA Vulnerability Research Team CA, One Computer Associates Plaza. Islandia, NY 11749 Contact Legal Notice Privacy Policy Copyright 2006 CA. All rights reserved.

Vote for this issue:


Thanks for you vote!


Thanks for you comment!
Your message is in quarantine 48 hours.

Comment it here.

(*) - required fields.  
{{ x.nick }} | Date: {{ x.ux * 1000 | date:'yyyy-MM-dd' }} {{ x.ux * 1000 | date:'HH:mm' }} CET+1
{{ x.comment }}

Copyright 2022,


Back to Top