NetSight is "a graphical network management platform combining multiple products into one console". Multiple vulnerabilities exists within the TFTPD and BOOTPD server components of various Enterasys Networks NetSight products.
* TFTPD and BOOTPD component of the NetSight packages on the Windows XP and Windows 2000 platform are vulnerable.
* NetSight Console 2.1
* NetSight Inventory Manager 2.1
* Previous versions of the products, and versions for other platforms, may also contain vulnerable code, however this has not been confirmed.
* iDefense has confirmed that the following releases of Enterasys' NetSight products are no longer vulnerable.
* NetSight Console 2.3.1 build 6
* NetSight Inventory Manager 2.2.2 build 4
The TFTPD server component of various Enterasys Networks NetSight products contains a buffer overflow in the file name portion of a request packet. By sending a request packet with a long file name, it is possible to cause an exploitable stack based buffer overflow.
The BOOTPD server component of various Enterasys Networks NetSight products fails to validate the "packet type" field of packets it receives. By sending a UDP packet with a an invalid "packet type" it is possible to cause an the server to exit.
These services typically run as an administrative user. As the services use the UDP protocol, the source address of packets could be spoofed. This may allow bypassing of some host based firewall rules designed to limit connections to trusted clients.
These services can be stopped and started from an icon in the system tray. It is recommended that they not be activated unless required. Restricting access to the services to trusted clients may not be a viable option, as the services use the UDP protocol, which an attacker can easily spoof.