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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:38:47 -0400
From: "Kotas, Kevin J" <Kevin.Kotas@...com>
To: <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>
Subject: CA20090818-01: Security Notice for CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System

CA20090818-01: Security Notice for CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention
System

Issued: August 18, 2009

CA's technical support is alerting customers to a security risk with
CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System. A vulnerability exists
that can allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. CA
has issued a patch to address the vulnerability.

The vulnerability, CVE-2009-2740, is due to the kmxIds.sys driver not
correctly handling certain malformed packets. An attacker can send a
malicious packet that will cause a kernel crash.

Risk Rating

High

Platform

Windows

Affected Products

CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 8.1

Non-Affected Products

CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 8.1 CF 1

How to determine if the installation is affected

1. Using Windows Explorer, locate the file "kmxIds.sys". By
default, the file is located in the
"C:\Windows\system32\drivers\" directory.
2. Right click on the file and select Properties.
3. Select the Version tab.
4. If the file version is less than indicated in the below table, the
installation is vulnerable.

File Name
Version
Size(bytes)
Date

kmxIds.sys
7.3.1.18
163,840
June 03, 2009, 12:32:22 PM

Solution

CA has issued the following patch to address the vulnerability.

CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 8.1:
Install Cumulative Fix 1 RO10298.

References

CVE-2009-2740 - HIPS kmxIds.sys remote crash
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2740

CA20090818-01: Security Notice for CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention
System
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https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=21
4665

Acknowledgement

CVE-2009-2740 - iViZ Security Research Team

Change History

Version 1.0: Initial Release

If additional information is required, please contact CA Support at
http://support.ca.com/

If you discover a vulnerability in CA products, please report your
findings to the CA Product Vulnerability Response Team.
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https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=17
7782

Kevin Kotas
CA Product Vulnerability Response Team

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