Symantec Backup Exec Calendar ActiveX Control Multiple Vulnerabilities (SYM08-007)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31351


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote host contains the PVATLCalendar.PVCalendar.1 ActiveX control distributed with Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers.

The installed version of that control reportedly contains two stack-based buffer overflows and allows for corrupting or saving malicious script code, and overwriting arbitrary files. These issues can be triggered by specially crafted arguments to the '_DOWText0'...
'_DOWText6' and '_MonthText0' ... '_MonthText11' properties and then calling the 'Save()' method.


Apply the appropriate hotfix as discussed in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31351

File Name: bews_pvcalendar_activex_mult_vulns.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/03/05

Modified: 2017/10/11

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:veritas_backup_exec

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Symantec BackupExec Calendar Control Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6016, CVE-2007-6017

BID: 26904, 28008

OSVDB: 42358, 42360

EDB-ID: 5205

Secunia: 27885

CWE: 20, 119