Will Dorman has reported a vulnerability in Norton Personal Firewall, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the ISAlertDataCOM ActiveX control (ISLAlert.dll) when handling the "Set()" and "Get()" methods. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
Solution: Product updates to correct the problem are available through LiveUpdate.
Provided and/or discovered by: Will Dormann, CERT/CC.
Original Advisory: Symantec:
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Subject: Norton Personal Firewall ISAlertDataCOM ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
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