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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Websense Vendors:   Websense
Websense Content Gateway Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033263
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5718   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0.0 prior to HF02
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Websense Content Gateway. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted HTTP requeset to the administrative interface to trigger a buffer overflow in handle_debug_network() and execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause the target system to crash.

The original advisory is available at:

C. Schwarz of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.0.0 Hotfix 02) [in June 2015].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.

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