Sophos Anti-Virus CPIO Archive Parsing Buffer Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-06-045: December 12th, 2006
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Sophos Anti-Virus.
The specific flaw exists in the parsing of CPIO archives. When a long non-null terminated filename is processed by veex.dll, a stack overflow occurs. Exploitation is possible leading to remote code execution running under the SYSTEM context.
Vendor ResponseSophos has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2006-09-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006-12-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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