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                    ESB-2006.0873 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
        Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk: PHP update to Address
                      Reported Security Vulnerability
                             30 November 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.x
Publisher:            Symantec
Operating System:     UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux)
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2006-5465

Ref:                  AA-2006.0056

Original Bulletin:    http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/285984.htm

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Nov 28, 2006 
Symantec NetBackup PureDisk: PHP update to Address Reported Security 

Reference:  http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20879/

Revision History

High (configuration dependent) 

Remote Yes
Local No
Authentication Required Yes (to network)
Exploit publicly available No

Symantec has released an update to address a security concern in PHP, a 
commonly used HTML-embedded scripting language, for Symantec's Veritas 
NetBackup  6.0 PureDisk Remote Office Edition. A heap overflow has been
reported in the version of PHP shipped with the affected product builds listed
below.  The  management interface of Symantec's product is accessible only
through an SSL connection by default.  Depending on configuration, however; an
unauthorized user  could potentially attempt to execute arbitrary code in the
context of the vulnerable server, which runs in non-privileged mode by

Affected Product/Version
Product Version  Build  Solution(s)
Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition (all platforms)
6.0GA, MP1 NB_PDE_60_MP1_S01

Not Affected
Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition (all platforms)

Symantec Response
Symantec engineers have addressed the reported issue and provided Security
updates. Symantec strongly recommends all customers apply the latest security
update  identified above or upgrade to Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk
Remote Office Edition 6.1 to protect against threats of this nature. 
Symantec knows of no exploitation of or adverse customer impact from this

The patch is available from: http://support.veritas.com/docs/285984 for
Symantec Veritas NetBackup PureDisk Remote Office Edition 6.0. 

Best Practices
As part of normal best practices, Symantec recommends: 
* Restrict access to administration or management systems to authorized 
  privileged users only 
* Block remote access to all ports not essential for efficient operation 
* Restrict remote access, if required, to trusted/authorized systems only 
* Remove/disable unnecessary accounts or restrict access according to security
  policy as required 
* Run under the principle of least privilege where possible 
* Keep all operating systems and applications updated with the latest vendor
* Follow a multi-layered approach to security. Run both firewall and antivirus
  applications, at a minimum, to provide multiple points of detection and 
  protection to both  inbound and outbound threats 
* Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for 
  signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may aid in detection of 
  attacks or malicious  activity related to exploitation of latest

CVE-2006-5465 has been assigned to this issue. 
This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org),
which standardizes names for security problems. 
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Symantec takes the security and proper functionality of its products very 
seriously. As founding members of the Organization for Internet Safety 
(OISafety), Symantec  follows the principles of responsible disclosure. 
Symantec also subscribes to the vulnerability guidelines outlined by the 
National Infrastructure Advisory Council  (NIAC). Please contact 
secure@symantec.com if you feel you have discovered a potential or actual
security issue with a Symantec product. A Symantec Product  Security team 
member will contact you regarding your submission.

Symantec has developed a Product Vulnerability Handling Process document 
outlining the process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities in our
products.  We support responsible disclosure of all vulnerability information
in a timely manner to protect Symantec customers and the security of the 
Internet as a result of  vulnerability. This document is available from

Symantec strongly recommends using encrypted email for reporting vulnerability
information to secure@symantec.com. The Symantec Product Security PGP key can
be obtained from http://www.symantec.com/security/

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