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ZDI-10-200: Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack 0xfafbfcfd Packet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:12:00 -0500

ZDI-10-200: Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack 0xfafbfcfd Packet Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-200
October 12, 2010

-- CVSS:
10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
IBM

-- Affected Products:
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10533.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com

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

The specific flaw exists within FastBackServer.exe which listens by
default on TCP port 1320. When handling a packet with header type
0xFAFBFCFD the process blindly copies user supplied data into a heap
buffer. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code under the context of the SYSTEM user.

-- Vendor Response:
IBM states:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21443820
Issue 2

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-10-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * AbdulAziz Hariri

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