Pentest Security Advisory : PTL-2002-04
IBM Tivoli Management Framework Buffer Overflow (Endpoint)

Advisory Details:

Author: Mark Rowe
Announcement Date: 15th July 2002
Reference: ptl-2002-04
Product: IBM Tivoli Management Framework
Vulnerable versions: 3.6.x through 3.7.1
Vulnerability Type : Buffer Overflow
Platforms: All
Vendor-Status: Apply latest Fixpack (Currently Fixpack 2 or Patches 3.7.1-TMF-0066), or apply workaround.
Remote-Exploit: Yes


A remote buffer overflow condition exists in the webserver (default port 9495) running on TMR Endpoints. This can result in a denial of service and execution of arbitrary code.


An overly long GET request results in a buffer overflow, with registers being overwritten with user supplied data.

This results in the TMR Endpoint Service crashing (LCFD process) and allows arbitrary code to be executed as a privileged user (SYSTEM on NT or root on Unix). The loss of the lcfd process terminates all endpoint activities.

Tested on: W2K and NT4 SP6a.


Apply latest Fixpack (Currently Fixpack 2 or Patches 3.7.1-TMF-0066), or apply workaround.

Vendor status:

Tivoli were notified 12 April 2002.

Vendor has released a security alert with details of patches and workarounds. See


Discovered by
Mark Rowe
Jeff Fay (jeff at

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