3/24/2006 - Updated advisory to include NetBackup for NetWare Media Servers Option versions as affected with solution download locations.
6/ 5/2006 - Revised to include the Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) as an affected product.
|Exploit publicly available||No|
During internal reviews of supported Backup Exec, Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server and NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Options products and versions, Symantec identified and fixed memory errors that could result in a process crash or a denial of service (DoS) preventing ongoing backup capability until Backup services are restarted.
Supported Product(s) and Agent Affected
|Backup Exec for Windows Server Remote Agent||9.1||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for Windows Server Remote Agent||10.0||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for Windows Server Remote Agent||10.1||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for NetWare Servers||9.1||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for NetWare Servers||9.2||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for NetWare Servers Remote Agent||9.1||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec for NetWare Servers Remote Agent||9.2||HotFix Available|
|Remote Agent for Linux Servers||10.0||HotFix Available|
|Remote Agent for Linux Servers||10.1||HotFix Available|
|NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option||4.5MP||HotFix Available|
|NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option||4.5FP||HotFix Available|
|NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option||5.0||HotFix Available|
|NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option||5.1||HotFix Available|
|NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option||6.0||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Remote Agent for Windows Server||10.1.325.6301||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Remote Agent for Windows Server||10.1.326.1401||HotFix Available|
|Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server Remote Agent for Windows Server||10.1.326.2501||HotFix Available|
NOTE: ONLY the products and versions listed above are affected by these issues.
Product versions prior to those listed above are NOT supported. Customers running legacy product versions should upgrade and apply updates.
Symantec engineers resolved issues discovered during internal review in which malformed input could potentially cause memory access violations or exhaust system resources. Any of these issues could cause a process crash or DoS and temporary loss of backup capability. In the majority of issues, the affected service would need to be restarted to regain operational capability. In the case of the NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option products, this can result in the system abending requiring a restart to recover.
Security updates are available for all supported affected products. Symantec recommends all customers apply the latest updates for their supported product versions to protect against these types of threats.
Symantec knows of no adverse customer impact from this issue.
The patches listed above for affected products and agents are available from:
The patches for affected NetBackup for NetWare Media Server Option products are available from:
The patches listed above for affected Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server builds are available from:
As part of normal best practices, Symantec recommends:
- Restrict access to administration or management systems to privileged users.
- Restrict remote access, if required, to trusted/authorized systems only.
- Run under the principle of least privilege where possible to limit the impact of exploit by threats such as this.
- Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor patches.
- Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and antivirus applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of detection and protection to both inbound and outbound threats.
- Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid in detection of attacks or malicious activity related to exploitation of latent vulnerabilities
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) initiative has assigned CVE Candidate CVE-2006-1297 to this issue.
This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems.
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Initial Post on: Friday, 17-Mar-06 12:10:00
Last modified on: Monday, 05-Jun-06 12:39:14