Symantec Backup Exec Multiple Heap Overflow RCE (SYM06-014)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22226


An application installed on the remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The Windows remote host contains Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Server or Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server, a commercial backup product. The version of the software installed on the remote host is affected by multiple heap overflow conditions involving specially crafted calls to its RPC interfaces. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit these issues to crash the affected application or execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Apply the appropriate hotfix as referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22226

File Name: symantec_backup_exec_rpc_heap_overflows.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/16/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:veritas_backup_exec

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4128

BID: 19479