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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Dell NetVault Backup Vendors:   BakBone Software
BakBone NetVault Report Manager Buffer Overflow
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018460
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3911   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 26 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.5 prior to Update4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetVault Report Manager. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a request with a specially crafted filename parameter value to trigger a heap overflow in the scheduler client (clsscheduler.exe) or the scheduler server (srvscheduler.exe) and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on February 23, 2007.

Tenable Network Security discovered this vulnerability. TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.5 Update 4) of NetVault Report Manager.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  ZDI-07-044: BakBone NetVault Reporter Scheduler Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-07-044: BakBone NetVault Reporter Scheduler Heap Overflow
July 25, 2007

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor:

-- Affected Products:
BakBone NetVault Reporter 3.5 < Update4

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since July 24, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5215. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: 

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
systems with affected installations of BakBone NetVault Reporter. User
interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists both within the scheduler client
(clsscheduler.exe) listening on TCP port 7978 and the scheduler server
(srvscheduler.exe) listening on TCP port 7977. In both cases an
exploitable heap corruption can occur during the processing of overly
long filename arguments to the "GET" and "POST" requests. Code
execution is possible under the context of the SYSTEM user.

When searching for a termination/whitespace character ("\r\t\n") a heap
chunk is being used to hold the data. Due to the lack of bounds checking
on this heap chunk an overflow occurs when a long string without any of
the above special characters are encountered. The vulnerable code
appears below.

    0x00466C07 mov     al, [esi+ebp]
    0x00466C0A cmp     al, 20h
    0x00466C0C jz      short loc_466C84
    0x00466C0E cmp     al, 9
    0x00466C10 jz      short loc_466C84
    0x00466C12 cmp     al, 0Ah
    0x00466C14 jz      short loc_466C84
    0x00466C16 cmp     al, 0Dh
    0x00466C18 jz      short loc_466C84
    0x00466C1A push    1
    0x00466C1C inc     esi
    0x00466C1D push    1
    0x00466C1F lea     edx, [esi+ebp]   ; heap chunk
    0x00466C22 push    edx              ; readfds
    0x00466C23 mov     ecx, edi
    0x00466C25 call    sub_4645C0       ; recv 1 byte
    0x00466C2A cmp     eax, 0FFFFFFFFh
    0x00466C2D mov     [ebx+272Ch], eax
    0x00466C33 jnz     short loc_466C07 ;loop

-- Vendor Response:
BakBone has addressed this issue in NetVault Report Manager v3.5 Update4
available for download from:

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.02.23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.07.24 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.07.25 - Public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Tenable Network Security.

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