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Vulnerability of CA Alert Notification Server: code execution

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An authenticated attacker can use overflows of the CA Alert Notification Server service in order to elevate his privileges.
Vulnerable products: CA Antivirus, e-Trust Antivirus.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 04/04/2008.
Références of this bulletin: BID-28605, CERTA-2008-AVI-184, CVE-2007-4620, VIGILANCE-VUL-7734.

Description of the vulnerability 

The CA Alert Notification Server service is installed by several Computer Associates (CA) products.

This service does not check parameters provided by clients, which lead to buffer overflows.

An authenticated attacker can use these overflows in order to elevate his privileges.
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This computer vulnerability announce impacts software or systems such as CA Antivirus, e-Trust Antivirus.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this threat alert.

Solutions for this threat 

CA Alert Notification Server: patch.
A patch is available:
  CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise 7.1: QO96079
  CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise r8: QO96079
  CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise r8.1: QO96080
  CA Threat Manager for the Enterprise r8: QO96387
  CA Threat Manager for the Enterprise r8.1: QO96080
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