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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Cisco CiscoWorks Internetwork Performance
Monitor. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists in the handling of CORBA GIOP requests. By
making a specially crafted getProcessName GIOP request an attacker can
corrupt memory. Successful exploitation can result in a full compromise
with SYSTEM credentials.
Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
2008-10-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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