VERITAS Storage Foundation NULL NTLMSSP Authentication Bypass (SYM08-015)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 33900


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


The version of the Scheduler Service component installed as part of Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows on the remote host allows NULL NTLMSSP authentication. If requests can be sent to the TCP service listening on port 4888, a remote attacker can leverage this issue to add, modify, or delete snapshot schedules and consequently to run arbitrary code on the affected host under the context of the SYSTEM user.


Apply the patch as discussed in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 33900

File Name: veritas_storage_foundation_sym08_015.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/15/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:symantec:veritas_storage_foundation:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: VERITAS/VeritasSchedulerService

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3703

BID: 30596

CWE: 287

TRA: TRA-2008-01

SECUNIA: 31486