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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   pcAnywhere Vendors:   Symantec
pcAnywhere Pre-Authentication Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015284
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015284
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.0.1 and prior versions, 11.5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in pcAnywhere. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can trigger a buffer overflow and cause the pcAnywhere component to crash. pcAnywhere must be restarted to return to normal operations.

The vendor credits Tal at See-Security technologies Ltd. with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause pcAnywhere to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

For consumer versions of Symantec pcAnywhere:

http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/pca/index.html

For enterprise versions of Symantec pcAnywhere:

http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/spca/files.html

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.29.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.11.29.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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