Symantec Antivirus Corporate and Client Security alert denial of service

symantecantivirus-alert-dos (28937) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Symantec Antivirus Corporate and Symantec Client Security are vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a format string vulnerability in the alert notification process. By changing the alert notification message to a malicious format string, a local attacker could cause the Real Time Virus Scan service to crash when the malicious alert message is triggered by the detection of a malicious file.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.5
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 1.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to Symantec Advisory SYM06-017 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM06-017: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Elevation of Privilege .
  • BID-19986: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Multiple Local Format String Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-4802: Format string vulnerability in the Real Time Virus Scan service in Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.1 up to 10.0, and Client Security 1.x up to 3.0, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via an unspecified vector related to alert notification messages, a different vector than CVE-2006-3454, a second format string vulnerability as found by the vendor.
  • SA21884: Symantec Products Alert Notification Two Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016842: Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Edition Custom Notification Format String Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec AntiVirus 8.1 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 8.1.1.314a Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 8.1.1.319 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 8.1.1.323 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 8.1.1.329 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0.1 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0.1.1.1000 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0.1.1000 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0.2 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0.4 Corporate
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.434 MR3
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.437
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.446 MR4
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.457 MR5
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.460 MR6
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.464 MR7
  • Symantec Client Security 1.0.1_build_8.01.471 MR8
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1_build_ 8.1.1.314a MR1
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1_build_ 8.1.1.336 MR5
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1_build_8.1.1.319 MR2
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1_build_8.1.1.323 MR3
  • Symantec Client Security 1.1.1_build_8.1.1.329 MR4
  • Symantec Client Security 1.2
  • Symantec Client Security 1.3
  • Symantec Client Security 1.4
  • Symantec Client Security 1.5
  • Symantec Client Security 1.6
  • Symantec Client Security 1.7
  • Symantec Client Security 1.8
  • Symantec Client Security 1.9
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0.1
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0.2
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0.3
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0.4

Reported:

Sep 13, 2006

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