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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Buffer overflow in mng_core_com.dll in CA XOsoft Replication r12.0 SP1 and r12.5 SP2 rollup, CA XOsoft High Availability r12.0 SP1 and r12.5 SP2 rollup, CA XOsoft Content Distribution r12.0 SP1 and r12.5 SP2 rollup, and CA ARCserve Replication and High Availability (RHA) r15.0 SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted create_session_bab operation in a SOAP request to xosoapapi.asmx.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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