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Landesk QIP Server Service Heal Packet Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

TPTI-08-06: September 15th, 2008


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Management Suite

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of LANDesk Management Suite. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the QIP Server Service (qipsrvr.exe) which listens by default on TCP port 12175. The process makes a vulnerable call to MultiByteToWideChar using values obtained from packet data. A malicious 'heal' request can allow an attacker to control both the pointer to the StringToMap and the StringSize arguments. The destination buffer is either allocated on the stack or heap depending on the specified sizes. In both cases it can be overflown leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the SYSTEM user.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2008-09-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2008-09-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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