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CA patches security flaws

Those who use CA’s security products should be aware that the vendor has just fixed some critical flaws attackers could exploit to cause a denial of service or hijack a targeted machine.

Here are the details as told by the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT):

“Two vulnerabilities have been identified in CA Anti-Virus, CA Anti-Spyware and CA Threat Manager, which could be exploited by attackers or malware to cause a denial of service or take complete control of an affected system. The first issue is caused by a stack overflow error in the Console Server when processing malformed login credentials sent to port 12168/TCP, which could be exploited by remote unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. The second vulnerability is caused by a stack overflow error in ‘InoCore.dll’ when handling file mapping contents, which could be exploited by local attackers to gain elevated privileges.”

The problems affect CA Anti-Virus for the Enterprise (eTrust Antivirus) r8, CA Threat Manager (eTrust Integrated Threat Management) r8 and CA Anti-Spyware (eTrust PestPatrol) r8.

Fixes are available through CA’s automatic update feature.

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