Advisory Details

July 12th, 2007

Symantec AntiVirus Engine CAB Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-07-040
ZDI-CAN-124

CVE ID CVE-2007-0447
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Symantec AntiVirus Engine
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4875. 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 Symantec's AntiVirus Engine. User interaction is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists during the process of scanning multiple maliciously formatted CAB archives. The parsing routine implicitly trusts certain user-supplied values that can result in an exploitable heap corruption.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.07.11f.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-11-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2007-07-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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