VERITAS Backup Exec Agent for Windows CONNECT_CLIENT_AUTH Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18551


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The remote host is running a version of VERITAS Backup Exec Agent which is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow. An attacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host or to disable this service remotely.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted packet to the remote service.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18551

File Name: veritas_agent_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2005/06/23

Modified: 2011/08/08

Dependencies: 20175

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:veritas_backup_exec

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Veritas Backup Exec Windows Remote Agent Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0773

BID: 14019, 14021, 14022

OSVDB: 17624