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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Veritas NetBackup Vendors:   Symantec
Veritas NetBackup Buffer Overflow in vmd Shared Library Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015170
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015170
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3116   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 9 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): NetBackup Enterprise Server Server/Client 5.0, 5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Veritas NetBackup. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A shared library that is used by the volume manager daemon (vmd) contains a buffer overflow. A remote user can invoke one of the daemons (such as vmd) that uses the affected library to trigger the overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Both clients are servers are affected.

NetBackup Enterprise Server Server/Client version 6.0 is not affected.

The vendor credits iDEFENSE with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued patches for NetBackup 5.0 and 5.1, available at:

http://support.veritas.com/docs/279553

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.08b.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.08b.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (SGI/IRIX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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