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ZDI-08-001: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express Backup Server Heap Overflow Vulnerability
ZDI-08-001: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express Backup Server Heap Overflow
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Tivoli Storage Manager Express 5.3
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Express.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw resides in the TSM Express Backup Server service,
dsmsvc.exe, which listens by default on TCP port 1500. The process
trusts a user-supplied length value. By supplying a large number, an
attacker can overflow a static heap buffer leading to arbitrary code
execution in the context of the SYSTEM user.
-- Vendor Response:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.12.05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008.01.14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastian Apelt
(webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) and also independently
reported by Tenable Network Security
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