Quest Big Brother contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. Updates are not available.
Quest Big Brother contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the bbntd.exe service used by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability and gain the ability to delete or create arbitrary files on a targeted system. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application with SYSTEM privileges, resulting in a complete system compromise.
Quest has not confirmed this vulnerability and software updates are unavailable.
Quest Big Brother version 4.40 is vulnerable. Other versions may also be affected.
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would need access to trusted, internal networks. This access requirement may limit the likelihood of a successful attack.
Vendor announcements are not available.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on a targeted system with SYSTEM privileges. Successful exploitation could result in a complete system compromise.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the bbntd.exe service used by the affected software. Additionally, improper security restrictions imposed by the bbntd.exe service could allow, via directory traversal attacks, the creation, overwrite, or deletion of existing files on the filesystem where the vulnerable service is installed.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability and gain the ability to delete or create arbitrary files on a targeted system. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker with SYSTEM privileges the ability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application.
Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.
Administrators are advised to implement an intrusion prevention system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS) to help detect and prevent attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Quest Software, Inc.
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