Operating System:

[Win]

Published:

22 March 2006

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2006.0219 -- [Win]
           Veritas Backup Exec for Windows Servers: Media Server
              BENGINE Service Job log Format String Overflow
                               22 March 2006

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Backup Exec for Windows Servers 9.1, 10.0, 10.1
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Windows 2000 Server family
                   Microsoft Small Business Server 2000
                   Windows XP SP1
                   Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family
                   Microsoft Small Business Server 2003
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                   Denial of Service
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin: 

  http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.03.17b.html

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Symantec Security Advisory
SYM06-005
17 March 2006 

Veritas Backup Exec for Windows Servers: Media Server BENGINE Service Job
log Format String Overflow

Revision History
None 

Severity
Low (network/system authorization and specific configuration required)

Remote Access Yes
Local Access No 
Authentication Required Yes 
Exploit publicly available No  

Overview
Backup Exec for Windows Servers Media Server is susceptible to a format 
string vulnerability in the job log in BENGINE.exe when job logging is
configured with full details enabled. (Not the default configuration)
An authorized user on the network with a system configured for backup 
could potentially host a specifically-formatted file on their system. If 
the file name is properly mal-formatted AND the backup is being run with 
job logs enabled in Full Details mode, the malicious user could cause a 
denial of service on the Media Server or may potentially be able to run 
arbitrary code on the system hosting the Media Server.

Full Advisory available @
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.03.17b.html

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