Secunia Research: Sterling Trader Data Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 13/12/2011

  - Sterling Trader Data Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Sterling Trader 7.0.2

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  From local network

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Sterling Trader is a broker-neutral, independent service bureau
providing advanced trading software and global network technology to
financial institutions and professional traders around the world. Our
state of the art computer network and innovative trading tools make
Sterling Trader the broker network of choice."

Product Link:
http://www.sterlingtrader.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Sterling Trader,
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable
system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in Base.exe when
processing network requests (code 176). This can be exploited to cause 
a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted packet sent to 
a certain TCP port.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but
requires guessing the TCP port, which is dynamically assigned.

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5) Solution 

Restrict access to trusted hosts only.

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6) Time Table 

25/11/2011 - Requested security contact.
06/12/2011 - 2nd request for a security contact.
13/12/2011 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dmitriy Pletnev, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2011-3842 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2011-83/

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