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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   EMC RepliStor Vendors:   EMC
EMC RepliStor Heap Overflow in 'ctrlservice' and 'rep_srv' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022026
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1119   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 9 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 6.2 SP4, 6.3 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EMC RepliStor. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap overflow in 'ctrlservice.exe' or 'rep_srv.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.2 SP5, 6.3 SP2).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:01:53 +0800
Subject:  FGA-2009-003:EMC RepliStor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

FGA-2009-003:EMC RepliStor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability  

    Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in EMC RepliStor. 

    Remote code execution. 


Affected Software:  
    EMC RepliStor 6.2 SP4 and earlier 
    EMC RepliStor 6.3 SP1 and earlier 

Additional Information:
    A remote, unauthenticated user may connect over TCP to the "ctrlservice.exe" or "rep_srv.exe" process and send a specially-crafted
    message to cause a heap based buffer overflow, which can result in arbitrary code execution. 

    The FortiGuard Global Security Research Team released the signature "EMC.RepliStor.Integer.Overflow" 
    Users should use EMC's Powerlink solution to upgrade to the following EMC RepliStor products: 
    RepliStor 6.2 SP5: Navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads P-R >RepliStor 6.2 SP5
    RepliStor 6.3 SP2: Navigate in Powerlink to Home > Support > Software Downloads and Licensing > Downloads P-R >RepliStor 6.3 SP2

    Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinetí»s intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this buffer overflow
    vulnerability. Fortinetí»s IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions
    such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application
    and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by the FortiGuard Global Security Research Team, which enables
    to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. 
    These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure
    guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle. 

    FortiGuard Advisory:
    EMC Powerlink: 
    CVE ID: CVE-2009-1119 

    Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team


    Although Fortinet has attempted to provide accurate information in these materials, Fortinet assumes no legal responsibility for
    the accuracy or completeness of the information. More specific information is available on request from Fortinet. Please note
    Fortinet's product information does not constitute or contain any guarantee, warranty or legally binding representation, unless
    expressly identified as such in a duly signed writing.

About Fortinet ( ):

    Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated unified threat management, or UTM, security systems, which are
    by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were
    from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN,
    spyware prevention and anti-spam -- designed to help customers protect against network and content level threats. Leveraging a
    ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based
    solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only
    security products that are certified in six programs by ICSA Labs: (Firewall, Antivirus, IPSec, SSL, Network IPS, and Anti-Spyware).
    Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.

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