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Symantec pcAnywhere 'awhost32' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

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)

Solution

Solution

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

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)