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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Websense Vendors:   Websense
Websense Content Gateway Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033263
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033263
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5718   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0.0 prior to HF02
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Websense Content Gateway. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted HTTP requeset to the administrative interface to trigger a buffer overflow in handle_debug_network() and execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause the target system to crash.

The original advisory is available at:

https://www.sec-consult.com/fxdata/seccons/prod/temedia/advisories_txt/20150805-0_Websense_Content_Gateway_stack_buffer_overflow_in_handle_debug_network_v10.txt

C. Schwarz of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.0.0 Hotfix 02) [in June 2015].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.websense.com/support/article/kbarticle/v8-0-0-About-Hotfix-02-for-Websense-Content-Gateway

Vendor URL:  www.websense.com/support/article/kbarticle/v8-0-0-About-Hotfix-02-for-Websense-Content-Gateway (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.


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