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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LANDesk Management Suite Vendors:   LANDesk Software
LANDesk Management Suite Heap Overflow in the QIP Server Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020888
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2468   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 16 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.8 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LANDesk Management Suite. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted 'heal' request packet to trigger a heap overflow in 'qipsrvr.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on September 3, 2008.

Aaron Portnoy of TippingPoint DVLabs reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (for 8.7: SWD-1620987.5, for 8.8: SWD-1620988.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] TPTI-08-06: Landesk QIP Server Service Heal

TPTI-08-06: Landesk QIP Server Service Heal Packet Buffer Overflow
September 15, 2008

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
LANDesk Management Suite

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6411.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of LANDesk Management Suite. Authentication is
not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the QIP Server Service (qipsrvr.exe)
which listens by default on TCP port 12175. The process makes a
vulnerable call to MultiByteToWideChar using values obtained from packet
data. A malicious 'heal' request can allow an attacker to control both
the pointer to the StringToMap and the StringSize arguments. The
destination buffer is either allocated on the stack or heap depending on
the specified sizes. In both cases it can be overflown leading to
arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:
LANDesk has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-09-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-09-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Aaron Portnoy, TippingPoint DVLabs

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