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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Veritas NetBackup Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec NetBackup PureDisk PHP Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017296
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5465   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 29 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0 MP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user may be able to send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in the PHP code used by the application and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The underlying vulnerability in PHP was previously reported [see Alert ID 1017152, CVE-2006-5465].

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (6.1). Also, a patch for 6.0 is available at:

The Symantec advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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