BMC PATROL Agent Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1021361|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1021361
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Jan 29 2009|
Original Entry Date: Dec 8 2008
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 3.7.30|
A vulnerability was reported in BMC PATROL. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
A remote user can send specially crafted data to TCP port 3181 containing format string characters to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.
A specially crafted version number can trigger code execution.
The vendor was notified on May 8, 2008.
An anonymous reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.
A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.7.30).|
Vendor URL: www.bmc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error, State error|
Source Message Contents
Subject: ZDI-08-082: BMC PatrolAgent Version Logging Format String Vulnerability|
ZDI-08-082: BMC PatrolAgent Version Logging Format String Vulnerability
December 8, 2008
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
BMC Software Patrol
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of BMC PatrolAgent. Authentication is not
required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists due to a format string handling error during
log message writing. Supplying an invalid version number containing
format string tokens to a vulnerable target on TCP port 3181 triggers an
exploitable format string vulnerability which can result in arbitrary
-- Vendor Response:
BMC Software states:
BMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. Customers
should upgrade PATROL Agent to version 3.7.30
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-05-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-12-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
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