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SafeNet SoftRemote Stack Overflow in IKE Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022316
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1943   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jun 2 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 10.8.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SafeNet SoftRemote. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to the IKE service on UDP port 62514 to trigger a stack overflow in 'ireIke.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

The vendor was notified on October 28, 2008.

Ruben Santamarta reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with System privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.8.6).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] ZDI-09-024: Safenet SoftRemote IKE Service Remote

ZDI-09-024: Safenet SoftRemote IKE Service Remote Stack Overflow
June 1, 2009

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Safenet  SoftRemote

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6801.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of the Safenet Softremote IKE VPN service.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the ireIke.exe service listening on UDP port
62514. The process does not adequately handle long requests resulting in
a stack overflow. Exploitation can result in complete system compromise
under the SYSTEM credentials.

-- Vendor Response:
Safenet  states:
The issue has been fixed in our release version 10.8.6, customers are
advised to upgrade to this version.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-10-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-06-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Ruben Santamarta

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