Sergio Alvarez has reported some vulnerabilities in Norman Antivirus products, which can be exploited by malware to bypass certain scanning functionality and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise a vulnerable system.
1) A boundary error when processing ACE archives can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when e.g. scanning a specially crafted ACE archive.
2) Three boundary errors when processing LZH archives can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when e.g. scanning a specially crafted LZH archive.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allow execution of arbitrary code.
3) A divide-by-zero error when processing DOC files can be exploited to to e.g. crash the application via a specially crafted DOC file.
4) An error within the processing of DOC files can be exploited to e.g. cause malware in a specially crafted DOC file to pass the scanning functionality undetected.
The vulnerabilities are reported in version 5.90 of the scanner engine. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Vulnerabilities #3 and #4 have reportedly been fixed in version 5.91.02 of the scanner engine.
Provided and/or discovered by: Sergio Alvarez, n.runs AG
Original Advisory: http://www.nruns.com/security_advisory_Norman_all_ace_buffer_overflow.php
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