SafeNet SoftRemote Buffer Overflow in Processing Policy Files May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1023117|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1023117
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Nov 18 2009|
Original Entry Date: Oct 30 2009
Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): Tested on 10.8.5 (Build 2), 10.3.5 (Build 6)|
A vulnerability was reported in SafeNet SoftRemote. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.|
A local user with the ability to set specially crafted 'TREENAME' or 'GROUPNAME' values in the spd files can trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the SoftRemote client.
Brett Gervasoni from SOS Labs reported this vulnerability.
A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.|
The vendor has issued a fix (10.8.9).|
Vendor URL: safenet-inc.com/ (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 17:19:33 +1100|
Subject: SafeNet SoftRemote Local Buffer Overflow - Security Advisory - SOS-09-008
SafeNet SoftRemote Local Buffer Overflow - Security Advisory - SOS-09-008
Release Date. 30-Oct-2009
Vendor Notification Date. 20-Jul-2009
Product. SafeNet SoftRemote
Platform. Microsoft Windows
Affected versions. 10.8.5 (Build 2), 10.3.5 (Build 6)
verified and possibly others.
Other vendors which have OEM'd the
Severity Rating. High
Impact. System access
Attack Vector. Local
Solution Status. Fixed in 10.8.9 (unverified)
CVE reference. Not currently assigned
SafeNet SoftRemote is an IPsec VPN client that sets up a secure
channel for data transport. The application is a popular VPN client
which has been OEM'd by many other companies. As a result this
vulnerability affects a number of products and vendors.
SafeNet SoftRemote is vulnerable to a local stack based buffer overflow
which can lead to the compromise of a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing
certain sections of spd (policy) files. Passing an overly long
string to either "TREENAME" or "GROUPNAME" will trigger the
overflow. Successful exploitation results in the execution of
Fixed in 10.8.9 (unverified).
Brett Gervasoni from SOS Labs.
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