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Symantec AntiVirus RAR Archive Decompression Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2005-12-20    Last Update:  2006-01-30    Views:  113,274

Secunia Advisory SA18131

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Alex Wheeler has reported a vulnerability in Symantec AntiVirus, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in Dec2Rar.dll when copying data based on the length field in the sub-block headers of a RAR archive. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution when a malicious RAR archive is scanned.

The vulnerability has been reported in Dec2Rar.dll version 3.2.14.3 and potentially affects all Symantec products that use the DLL.


Solution:
The vendor has issued patches (see patch matrix in vendor advisory).

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alex Wheeler

Original Advisory:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.12.21b.html

Alex Wheeler:
http://www.rem0te.com/public/images/symc2.pdf

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