EMC Legato Networker Remote Exec Service Stack Overflow RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94163
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A backup application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The EMC Legato Networker application running on the remote host is affected by a stack overflow condition in the Networker Remote Exec Service (nsrexecd.exe), specifically within the sprintf() function, when handling poll or kill requests. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted request using a long invalid subcmd, to execute arbitrary code.


Contact the vendor for an update as referenced in knowledge base article esg83899.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94163

File Name: emc_networker_cve-2007-3618.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 10/20/2016

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: legato_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:emc:networker

Required KB Items: LegatoNetworker/installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/20/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3618

BID: 25375