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Sense of Security – Security Advisory – SOS-10-001 – TheGreenBow VPN Client Local Stack Overflow


Release Date. 21-Jan-2010

Last Update. 03-Feb-2010

Vendor Notification Date. 11-Dec-2009

Product. TheGreenBow VPN Client

Platform. Microsoft Windows

Affected versions. 4.65.003, 4.51.001 verified and possibly others.

Severity Rating. High

Impact. System access

Attack Vector. Local

Solution Status. Vendor patch

CVE reference. CVE-2010-0392



TheGreenBow is an IPsec VPN client that sets up a secure channel for data transport.


TheGreenBow VPN Client is vulnerable to a local stack based buffer overflow, which can lead to the compromise of a vulnerable system.


The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing certain sections of tgb (policy) files. Passing an overly long string to “OpenScriptAfterUp” will trigger the overflow.


Successful exploitation results in the execution of arbitrary code.



A patch is available from the vendor and will be included in the next release.


The patch can be downloaded from:


Discovered by.

Brett Gervasoni from SOS Labs.


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