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Symantec Norton AntiVirus Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2005-03-29    Last Update:  2005-03-31    Views:  22,298

Secunia Advisory SA14741

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Isamu Noguchi has reported two vulnerabilities in Symantec Norton AntiVirus, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) An unspecified error in the Auto-Protect module during scan of specific file types can be exploited to cause the system to hang or crash.

2) An error in the SmartScan feature in Auto-Protect, when a file located on a network share is renamed, can be exploited to consume a large amount of CPU resources or cause a system crash.

The following products are affected:
* Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2004
* Symantec Norton Internet Security 2004 (Professional)
* Symantec Norton SystemWorks 2004 (Professional)
* Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005
* Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005
* Symantec Norton SystemWorks 2005 (Premier)


Solution:
The vendor has issued a fix, which is available via LiveUpdate.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Isamu Noguchi

Original Advisory:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.03.28.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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