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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BackupExec Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Server ActiveX Control Unsafe Methods Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019525
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-6017   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 28 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.0.6235, 11.0.7170, 12.0.1364
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Server. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke an ActiveX control and exploit some unsafe methods to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The ActiveX control is part of the scheduler component.

The Symantec Backup Exec Media Server if affected. Remote client agents are not affected.

JJ Reyes of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a hotfix, available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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