Webroot Spy Sweeper archive Compression Sweep bypass

spysweeper-archive-security-bypass (27266) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Webroot Spy Sweeper could allow a remote attacker to bypass "Compression Sweep" security restrictions. Compression Sweep only detects malware in files compressed with the ZIP compression format. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a potential victim malware that is compressed using other compression formats, which could allow the attacker to execute malicious code on the victim's system, if the victim extracts the malicious file.


Bypass Security


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper and prior


Jun 20, 2006

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