Vulnerability Details

Symantec pcAnywhere 'awhost32' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Published: 2012-07-09 06:57:08
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to cause buffer overflow condition or execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

Affected Versions:
Symantec pcAnywhere version 12.5.x through 12.5.3 Symantec pcAnywhere Solution shipped with Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0 (12.5.x) Symantec pcAnywhere Solution shipped with Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 (12.6.x)

Technical Details:
The host services component 'awhost32' fails to filter crafted long login and authentication data sent on TCP port 5631, which could be exploited by remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow condition.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4 or pcAnywhere Solution 12.6.7 or Apply Symantec hotfix TECH182142.

Summary:
This host is running Symantec pcAnywhere and is prone to remote code execution vulnerability.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-3478
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-3479
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-0292
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-0291

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51592

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/47744
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2012/Jan/154
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2012/Jan/161
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/19407
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-018
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120301_00
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2012&suid=20120124_00

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2012-07-09
Modified
2018-10-12
Category
Buffer overflow

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