[VulnWatch] NSFOCUS SA2006-07 : ISS RealSecure/BlackICE MailSlot Heap Overflow Detection Remote DoS Vulnerability



NSFOCUS Security Advisory (SA2006-07)

ISS RealSecure/BlackICE MailSlot Heap Overflow Detection Remote DoS Vulnerability

Release Date: 2006-07-27

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3840

http://www.nsfocus.com/english/homepage/research/0607.htm

Affected systems & software
===================

RealSecure Network Sensor 7.0
Proventia A Series
Proventia G Series
Proventia M Series
RealSecure Server Sensor 7.0
Proventia Server
RealSecure Desktop 7.0
Proventia Desktop
BlackICE PC Protection 3.6
BlackICE Server Protection 3.6

Unaffected systems & software
===================


Summary
=========

NSFocus Security Team discovered a remote DoS vulnerability in ISS RealSecure/
BlackICE products lines' detection of MailSlot Heap Overflow (MS06-035). By
sending a specific SMB MailSlot packet it's possible to cause DoS in ISS
protection products.

Description
============

There is a DoS vulnerability in ISS protection products' detection of SMB_MailSlot_Heap_Overflow
(MS06-035/KB917159). By sending a specific SMB MailSlot packet it's possible
to cause an infinite loop to occur in the detection code, and the ISS product
or even the operating system will stop to respond. For example, for BlackICE
the vulnerability might cause the inerruption of the network traffic,
and an approximately 100% CPU utilization. STOP BlackICE engine will not restore
normal operation. Instead OS restart is required.

This vulnerability can be triggered by a single packet. The establishment of
a real SMB session is not required.

Workaround
=============

Block ports TCP/445 and TCP/139 at the firewall.

Vendor Status
==============

2006.07.24 Informed the vendor
2006.07.25 Vendor confirmed the vulnerability
2006.07.26 ISS has released a security alert and related patches.

For more details about the security alert, please refer to:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/alerts/id/230

ISS has released the following XPUs to fix this vulnerability:

RealSecure Network 7.0, XPU 24.40
Proventia A Series, XPU 24.40
Proventia G Series, XPU 24.40/1.79
Proventia M Series, XPU 1.79
RealSecure Server Sensor 7.0, XPU 24.40
Proventia Server 1.0.914.1880
RealSecure Desktop 7.0 epk
Proventia Desktop 8.0.812.1790/8.0.675.1790
BlackICE PC Protection 3.6 cpk
BlackICE Server Protection 3.6 cpk

Additional Information
========================

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2006-3840 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the
CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems.
Candidates may change significantly before they become official CVE entries.

Acknowledgment
===============

Chen Qing of NSFocus Security Team found the vulnerability.

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