Advisory Details

April 5th, 2007

Kaspersky AntiVirus Engine ARJ Archive Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-07-013
ZDI-CAN-113

CVE ID CVE-2007-0445
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Kaspersky
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Anti-Virus
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4930. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with affected installations of the Kaspersky Anti-Virus Engine. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the engine's handling of the ARJ archive format. The Kaspersky engine copies data from scanned archives into an unchecked heap-based buffer. This results in heap corruption when a malformed ARJ archive is processed by an application that utilizes the engine. This corruption can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Kaspersky has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.kaspersky.com/technews?id=203038693
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-11-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2007-04-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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