Symantec System Center Alert Management System (xfr.exe) Arbitrary Command Execution

2011.08.24
Credit: IBM
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-94


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

Multiple Symantec Alert Management System 2 (AMS2) components could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by an error in the Intel LANDesk Common Base Agent (CBA). By sending a specially-crafted packet to TCP port 12174, a remote attacker could pass packet content as an argument to the CreateProcessA() function and execute arbitrary commands 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: 8.3 Exploitability: Functional Remediation Level: Official-Fix Report Confidence: Confirmed Consequences: Gain Access Remedy: Refer to SYM09-007 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References. References: EDB-ID: 17699: Symantec System Center Alert Management System (xfr.exe) Arbitrary Command Execution. SYM09-007: Symantec Alert Management System 2 multiple vulnerabilities. BID-34671: Multiple Symantec Products Intel Common Base Agent Remote Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2009-1429: The Intel LANDesk Common Base Agent (CBA) in Symantec Alert Management System 2 (AMS2), as used in Symantec System Center (SSS); Symantec AntiVirus Server; Symantec AntiVirus Central Quarantine Server; Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) Corporate Edition 9 before 9.0 MR7, 10.0 and 10.1 before 10.1 MR8, and 10.2 before 10.2 MR2; Symantec Client Security (SCS) 2 before 2.0 MR7 and 3 before 3.1 MR8; and Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) before 11.0 MR3, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted packet whose contents are interpreted as a command to be launched in a new process by the CreateProcessA function. SA34856: Symantec Products Alert Management System 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities SECTRACK ID: 1022130: Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Edition Bugs in Alert Management System 2 Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code SECTRACK ID: 1022131: Symantec Client Security Bugs in Alert Management System 2 Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code SECTRACK ID: 1022132: Symantec Endpoint Protection Bugs in Alert Management System 2 Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code VUPEN/ADV-2009-1204: Symantec Products Alert Management System 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities Platforms Affected: Symantec AntiVirus 10.0 Corporate Symantec Antivirus 10.0.1 Corporate Symantec Antivirus 10.0.2 Corporate Symantec Antivirus 10.0.4 Corporate Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 Corporate Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 Corporate Symantec Client Security 3.1 Symantec Client Security 3.1.0.394 Symantec Client Security 3.1.0.396 Symantec Client Security 3.1.0.400 Symantec Client Security 3.1.0.401 Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Reported: Apr 28, 2009 The information within this database may change without notice. 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References:

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/50176
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1204
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2009&suid=20090428_02
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022132
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022131
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34671
http://secunia.com/advisories/34856
http://osvdb.org/54157


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