EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116 NULL-Pointer reference Denial of Service Vulnerability

Credit: zhliu
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes

CVSS Base Score: 5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: Partial

FGA-2008-16: EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116 NULL-Pointer reference Denial of Service Vulnerability http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advisory/FGA-2008-16.html July 20, 2008 -- Affected Vendors: EMC -- Affected Products: EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup Client 7.5.116 -- Vulnerability Details: There exists vulnerability in EMC's Retrospect Client 7.5.116. which allows remote attackers to cause a Read Access violation, (Client termination and loss of backup service) via malformed packets to TCP port 497, which triggers an assert error. This is a designed error of EMC Dantz: Using a NULL-Pointer reference by mistake. -- Vendor Response: EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability: http://www.emcinsignia.com/updates -- Disclosure Timeline: 2008-04-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2008-06-30 - Vendor issued update 2088-07-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory Acknowledgment: Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team Disclaimer: Although Fortinet has attempted to provide accurate information in these materials, Fortinet assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information. More specific information is available on request from Fortinet. Please note that Fortinet's product information does not constitute or contain any guarantee, warranty or legally binding representation, unless expressly identified as such in a duly signed writing. About Fortinet ( www.fortinet.com ): Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.



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