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Vulnerability of BMC Patrol Agent: format string attack

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use a format string attack of BMC Patrol Agent in order to execute code on the service.
Vulnerable systems: PATROL, ProactiveNet Performance Management.
Severity of this threat: 3/4.
Creation date: 09/12/2008.
Références of this weakness: BID-32692, CVE-2008-5982, VIGILANCE-VUL-8300, ZDI-08-082.

Description of the vulnerability 

The BMC Patrol Agent product collects information about the system and listens on the port 3181/tcp.

Data received on the port 3181 are logged. However, the version number provided by the client is logged without using a format. For example:
  log(version);
instead of:
  log("%s", version);

An attacker can therefore use a format string attack of BMC Patrol Agent in order to execute code on the service.
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This weakness alert impacts software or systems such as PATROL, ProactiveNet Performance Management.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability note is important.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

BMC Patrol Agent: version 3.7.30.
Version 3.7.30 is corrected:
  http://www.bmc.com/
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