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VERITAS NetBackup vmd Shared Library Buffer Overflow - ver 2 (CVE-2005-3116)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0752
Date Published:
Source: Secunia Advisory SA17503
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2005-3116
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Symantec VERITAS NetBackup 5.0
Symantec VERITAS NetBackup 5.1
Vulnerability Description
There exists a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in VERITAS NetBackup Enterprise Server. The flaw is caused by insufficient boundary checks when processing user supplied message. An unauthorized attacker may leverage this vulnerability to inject and execute arbitrary code on the target system.In a simple attack case, the vulnerable VERITAS Volume Manager Daemon service will terminate, causing a denial of service condition. In a more sophisticated attack, involving code injection, arbitrary code is executed in the security context of the System account.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VERITAS NetBackup vmd Shared Library Buffer Overflow - ver 2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Veritas Backup Exec Protection Violation
Attack Information: VERITAS NetBackup vmd Shared Library Buffer Overflow - ver 2