Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 28361


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by several denial of service vulnerabilities.


Backup Exec for Windows Servers, a commercial backup product from Symantec, is installed on the remote host.

The version of the Backup Exec Job Engine, bengine.exe, installed as part of Backup Exec for Windows Server on the remote host contains a NULL pointer dereference error when handling exceptions. Using a specially crafted packet, an attacker can leverage this issue to crash the affected service.

In addition, it is affected by two overflow errors that can cause the service to enter an infinite loop, resulting in high CPU utilization and / or memory exhaustion.


Apply the appropriate hotfix according to the vendor advisories above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28361

File Name: bews_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/11/29

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:veritas_backup_exec

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4346, CVE-2007-4347

BID: 26028, 26029

OSVDB: 40865

CWE: 189, 399