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Symantec Antivirus Alert Management System Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-12-14    Views:  2,299

Secunia Advisory SA42593

Where:

From local network

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Symantec Antivirus, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to a validation error in the Intel Alert Handler service (hndlrsvc.exe) when processing a AMS request and can be exploited to crash the service via a specially crafted "CommandLine" field in a request.

The vulnerability is reported in Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.1.4.4010. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Restrict access to trusted hosts only (e.g. via network access control lists).

Provided and/or discovered by:
Nahuel Riva, Core Security Technologies.

Original Advisory:
Core Security Technologies (CORE-2010-0728):
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/symantec-intel-handler-service-remote-dos

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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