Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers EMC Dantz Retrospect Backup Client NULL Pointer Reference Denial of Service Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered NULL-pointer reference vulnerability in EMC Dantz Retrospect Backup Client.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

EMC.Dantz.Retrospect.Backup.Client.-Pointer.Reference.DoS
Released Jun 02, 2008

Users should apply the solution provided by EMC.

Additional Information

The null pointer reference vulnerability can lead to denial of service

Acknowledgement

Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team

IPS Subscription

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