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IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express Heap Overflow in Universal Agent Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017933
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2137   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 18 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.1.0 Fix Pack 2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted string to trigger a heap overflow in 'kde.dll' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The Universal Agent Primary Service running on TCP port 10110, the Monitoring Agent for Windows running on TCP port 6014, and the Enterprise Portal Server running on TCP port 14206 is affected.

The vendor was notified on September 14, 2006.

CIRT.DK discovered this vulnerability. TippingPoint 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 (6.1.0 Fix Pack 2).

The IBM advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-07-018: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express

ZDI-07-018: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express Universal Agent Heap Overflow
April 18, 2007

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor:

-- Affected Products:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express 6.1

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM Tivoli Monitoring Express.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaws exist in the Tivoli Universal Agent Primary Service
(TCP 10110), Monitoring Agent for Windows OS - Primary (TCP 6014) and
Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server (TCP 14206) services. When a long
string is sent to these services, it will result in a heap overflow
during a call to a vulnerable function in kde.dll resulting in the
ability to execute arbitrary code.

-- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.09.14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.04.18 - Public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by CIRT.DK.

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