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         SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Server CMS.exe Remote
                       Code Execution Vulnerability
                              13 October 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Server
Publisher:         Zero Day Initiative
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Server CMS.exe Remote Code Execution 

ZDI-10-195: October 12th, 2010

CVSS Score

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

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

      Crystal Reports

TippingPoint IPS Customer Protection TippingPoint IPS customers are protected
against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10482. For
further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on 
vulnerable installations of SAP Crystal Reports. Authentication is not 
required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the CMS.exe process which listens by default 
on several TCP ports above 1024. When parsing a GIOP request, the process 
trusts a user-supplied 32-bit value and allocates a buffer on the heap. The 
process then proceeds to copy the string following this value from the packet
until it finds a NULL byte. By crafting a specifically sized packet a remote 
attacker can overflow the buffer and gain code execution under the context of
the SYSTEM user. Vendor Response SAP states:

A solution was provided via SAP note 1509604 

Disclosure Timeline

      2010-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-10-12 - Coordinated 
                   public release of advisory

Credit This vulnerability was discovered by:

      AbdulAziz Hariri Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod

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