[NT] Symantec AntiVirus Engine CAB Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

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Symantec AntiVirus Engine CAB Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability


A 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

Vendor Response:
Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:
2006.11.09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.11.30 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.07.12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

CVE Information:


The information has been provided by <mailto:TSRT@xxxxxxxx> The Zero Day
Initiative (ZDI).
The original article can be found at:


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