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Citrix MetaFrame IMA Management Module Remote Heap Overflow
ZDI-06-038: Citrix MetaFrame IMA Management Module Remote Heap Overflow
ZDI-06-038: Citrix MetaFrame IMA Management Module Remote Heap Overflow

ZDI-06-038: Citrix MetaFrame IMA Management Module Remote Heap Overflow
November 9, 2006

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor:

-- Affected Products:
Citrix MetaFrame XP 1.0
Citrix MetaFrame XP 2.0
Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0
Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since November 9, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4494. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the routine IMA_SECURE_DecryptData1()
defined in ImaSystem.dll and is reachable through the Independant
Management Architecture (IMA) service (ImaSrv.exe) that listens on TCP
port 2512 or 2513. The encryption scheme used is reversible and relies
on several 32-bit fields indicating the size of the packet and the
offsets to the authentication strings. During the decryption of
authentication data an attacker can specify invalid sizes that result
in an exploitable heap corruption.

-- Vendor Response:
Citrix has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.06.16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.11.09 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.11.09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by Eric Detoisien and an anonymous

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3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code.
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patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
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