Symantec pcAnywhere CHF File Pathname Format String Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a local
format string vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Symantec pcAnywhere installed on the remote Windows
host does not properly handle format strings within remote control
file names ('.CHF') or their associated file paths. Using a specially
crafted file or path name, a local user may be able to exploit this
issue to read or write arbitrary memory and at a minimum crash the
affected application.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2009-03/0190.html
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2009.03.17.html

Solution :

Upgrade to pcAnywhere version 12.5.0 Build 442 (also known as 12.5
SP1) or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 35976 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33845

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0538