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CA ETrust Secure Content Manager Gateway FTP Listing Display Stack Overflow Vulnerability

TPTI-08-05: June 4th, 2008


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6170. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Computer Associates eTrust SCM. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the HTTP Gateway service icihttp.exe running on port 8080. When converting the contents of an FTP listing from raw text to HTML, an attacker can supply an overly long string which is unchecked during a stack data copy operation. Successful exploitation can lead to complete system compromise under the SYSTEM context.

Vendor Response

Computer Associates has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2008-05-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2008-06-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by: