2008-2511 | CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 ActiveX Control umxeventcli.dll path traversal (BID-29406 / XFDB-42712)

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9.3 $0-$5k 0.30

A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 (version unknown). Affected is an unknown code in the library umxeventcli.dll of the component ActiveX Control. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a directory traversal vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-22. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Directory traversal vulnerability in the UmxEventCli.CachedAuditDataList.1 (aka UmxEventCliLib) ActiveX control in UmxEventCli.dll in CA Internet Security Suite 2008 allows remote attackers to create and overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the argument to the SaveToFile method. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

The weakness was released 06/02/2008 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-2511 since 06/02/2008. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn’t require any form of authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 29406), X-Force (42712), Secunia (SA30420), SecurityTracker (ID 1020129) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-30352).



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.3

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Class: Directory traversal
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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08/01/2021 +1931 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.ca.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-2511 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 29406 – CA Internet Security Suite ‘UmxEventCli.dll’ ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability
Secunia: 30420 – CA Internet Security Suite Multiple ActiveX Controls Insecure Methods, Less Critical
X-Force: 42712
SecurityTracker: 1020129 – CA Internet Security ‘UmxEventCliLib’ ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Corrupt Files
Vulnerability Center: 30352 – CA Internet Security Suite 2008 Remote Directory Traversal Vulnerability via a Dot Dot Sequence, Medium
Vupen: ADV-2008-1696

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Created: 03/16/2015 17:00
Updated: 08/01/2021 07:51
Changes: (2) source_exploitdb vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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