TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Panda Software AdminSecure Agent Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-07-041: July 20th, 2007


Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4944. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Panda AdminSecure. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the AdminSecure agent which binds by default to TCP port 19226 or 19227. When processing traffic on the listening port, the agent trusts a user-supplied length value for a memory allocation. Specific size values can result in an integer overflow and subsequently insufficient allocation size. This results in a heap-based buffer overflow that can be leverage to execute arbitrary code.

Vendor Response

Panda Software has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2006-11-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2007-07-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Tenable Network Security