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Trend Micro OfficeScan Session Cookie Buffer Overflow Vulnerability



Trend Micro OfficeScan is a centrally managed AntiVirus solution that allows administrators to manage virus and spyware protection in business environments. More information can be found on the vendors site at the following URL.



Remote exploitation of a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in Trend Micro Inc.'s OfficeScan for Windows could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the IIS Web User.

The OfficeScan installation includes a series of CGI executables that are used for configuration through the Web interface. A shared library, CGIOCommon.dll, is used by many of these binaries to access environment variables passed to them from the parent IIS process. If a malicious Web request is made for a vulnerable binary, including an overly long session cookie, a stack-based Unicode buffer overflow will occur.


Exploitation allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the IIS Web user. Exploitation does not require authentication.

While the IIS Web user account is a limited account, this attack could be used to conduct further privilege escalation attacks.


iDefense has confirmed this vulnerability in OfficeScan 7.3 with all current patches applied. Testing has shown that this attack can be conducted by requesting multiple CGI binaries that make use of the shared library. Other versions are suspected to be vulnerable.


iDefense is currently unaware of any workaround for this issue.


Trend Micro has addressed this vulnerability by releasing the following patches for affected products.

 CSM3.6 security patch 1149 CSM3.5 security patch 1152 CSM3.0 security patch 1209 


 OSCE 8.0 security patch 1042 OSCE 7.3 security patch 1293 OSCE 7.0 security patch 1364 OSCE 6.5 security patch 1364 OSCE 6.0 for SMB2.0 security patch 1398 



The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-3454 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for security problems.


06/07/2007 Initial vendor notification
06/07/2007 Initial vendor response
07/16/2007 Coordinated public disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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Copyright © 2007 Verisign, Inc.

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