Hummingbird STR Service Buffer Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42436


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


Hummingbird STR service (STRsvc.exe) is installed on the remote host.
It is included with EMC Documentum eRoom, OpenText Hummingbird, and OpenText Search Server.

The installed version is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.
By sending a very large packet to the Hummingbird STR service, it may be possible for an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.


If using Documentum eRoom, upgrade to version 7.4.2 or later.

If using OpenText Hummingbird or OpenText Search Server, contact the vendor for a patch.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42436

File Name: hummingbird_strsvc_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/11/10

Modified: 2016/11/18

Dependencies: 13855, 10456

Risk Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/28

Reference Information

BID: 36868

OSVDB: 59749, 59750

Secunia: 37191