Vulnerability Note VU#897144
Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service is vulnerable to stack buffer overflow
Original Release date: 17 Mar 2016 | Last revised: 18 Apr 2016
The Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service is vulnerable to stack buffer overflow.
CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow – CVE-2016-2345
Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller is a software for assisting in remote desktop connections for helpdesk support.
According to the reporter, the Solarwinds Dameware Remote Mini Controller Windows service, dwrcs.exe, is vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker sending carefully crafted data may be able to obtain private information or execute code.
The researcher has published an advisory with more information.
The CERT/CC has not been able to confirm this information with the vendor.
An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to obtain private information or execute code in the SYSTEM context.
Apply an update
Solarwinds has released version 12.0.3 to address this issue.
Affected users should update as soon as possible.
Restrict Network Access
As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Please consult for your firewall product’s manual for more information.
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VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate UpdatedSOLARWINDSUnknown12 Feb 201612 Feb 2016If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
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Thanks to Ryan Wincey for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Garret Wassermann.
17 Mar 2016
Date First Published:
17 Mar 2016
Date Last Updated:
18 Apr 2016
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