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EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager Buffer Overflow in Processing SST_CTGTRANS Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021262
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5419   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 21 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2, 6.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can a send specially crafted SST_CTGTRANS request to the SAN Manager Master Agent service (msragent.exe) on TCP port 10444 to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on September 23, 2008.

An anonymous reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with System privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2 SP5 Patch 4433, 6.0 Patch 4434).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-08-075: EMC Control Center SAN Manager Master

ZDI-08-075: EMC Control Center SAN Manager Master SST_CTGTRANS Overflow 
November 20, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
EMC ControlCenter SAN Manager

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
systems with vulnerable installations of EMC Control Center SAN Manager.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the SAN Manager Master Agent service
(msragent.exe) which listens by default on TCP port 10444. While
processing SST_CTGTRANS requests the process copies packet data into a
fixed length stack buffer. Exploitation allows for arbitrary code
execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:
EMC states:
For ControlCenter 5.2 SP5 Software navigate in Powerink to the following
Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > ControlCenter
v 5.x > 5.2 SP5 Patch 4433
For ControlCenter 6.0 Software navigate in Powerlink to the following
Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads C > ControlCenter
v 6.x > 6.0 Patch 4434

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-09-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-11-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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