[VulnWatch] iDefense Security Advisory 02.02.07: Blue Coat Systems WinProxy CONNECT Method Heap Overflow Vulnerability
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- Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:24:28 -0500
Blue Coat Systems WinProxy CONNECT Method Heap Overflow Vulnerability
iDefense Security Advisory 02.02.07
Feb 02, 2007
BlueCoat WinProxy is an Internet sharing proxy server designed for small to
medium businesses. In addition to internet sharing Winproxy also hosts a
series of security, anti-spam and anti-spyware capabilities. More
information can be located at the link shown below.
Remote exploitation of a design error in Blue Coat Systems Inc.'s WinProxy
allows attackers to trigger a heap corruption vulnerability.
The vulnerability can be triggered by sending an overly long HTTP CONNECT
request to WinProxy's HTTP proxy service.
Exploitation allows an attacker to cause a denial of service condition or
potentially execute arbitrary code.
Overly long payloads will result in a non-exploitable DoS condition.
iDefense has confirmed this vulnerability in WinProxy 6.1a and 6.0 r1c. All
previous versions are suspected vulnerable.
Disabling the WinProxy HTTP protocol will prevent this attack.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
Blue Coat Systems has addressed this vulnerability within version 6.1r1c of
VII. CVE INFORMATION
A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
08/16/2006 Initial vendor notification
09/19/2006 Initial vendor response
12/06/2006 Second vendor notification
02/02/2007 Coordinated public disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by Manuel Santamarina Suarez
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