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Symantec Norton SystemWorks Protected Recycle Bin Weakness

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Release Date:  2006-01-11    Last Update:  2006-08-04    Views:  20,247

Secunia Advisory SA18402

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A weakness has been reported in Norton SystemWorks, which can be exploited by malicious, local users, or by malware, to bypass certain security restrictions.

The weakness is caused due to a design error in SystemWorks in which files within the NProtect directory of the Norton Protected Recycle Bin are hidden from the "FindFirst/FindNext" Windows APIs. This prevents virus scanning software from detecting malicious or virus-infected files that are placed in the directory. On-access virus scanners reportedly are still able to detect the malicious files when they are accessed.

The weakness has been reported in the following versions.
* Norton SystemWorks 2005/2006
* Norton SystemWorks Premier 2005/2006


Solution:
Apply the patch by running LiveUpdate.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Mark Russinovich of Sysinternals and the F-Secure Blacklight team.

Original Advisory:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.01.10.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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