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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20110512

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 Kernel Pointer Dereference

Date Disclosed:
5/12/2011

Date Patched:
12/9/2011

Vendor:
Symantec

Affected Software:
Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5

Description:
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery contains a vulnerability in the way the CD/DVD driver present in GEARAspiWDM.sys handles IOCTL inputs. Successful exploitation may result in remote code execution.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
 Yes

Impact:
Denial of Service Condition This vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition against a target, rendering the software or the entire machine inoperable.

Mitigation:
No mitigation has been provided.

Protection:
 

Links:

Status:
5-12-2011 - Vulnerability publicly disclosed
12-9-2011 - Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 SP4 released, addresses vulnerability

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