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VERITAS Backup Exec Agent Browser Remote Buffer Overflow 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

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is running VERITAS Backup Exec Agent Browser and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The name server registration service (benetns.exe) fails to validate the client hostname field during the registration process, which leads into stack-based buffer overflow.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Veritas Backup Exec Agent Browser version 8.x before 8.60.3878 Hotfix 68, and 9.x before 9.1.4691 Hotfix 40

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Veritas Backup Exec Agent Browser 8.60.3878 Hotfix 68 or 9.1.4691 Hotfix 40 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)