Multiple Symantec products NAVOpts.dll ActiveX control security bypass

symantec-navopts-security-bypass (34200) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple Symantec products could allow a remote authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a design error in the NAVOpts.dll ActiveX control. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a malicious Web site to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to other ActiveX controls that were not marked safe for Web use. It may be possible for an attacker to leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Install the patch for this vulnerability, available through Symantec LiveUpdate. Refer to Symantec Security Advisory SYM07-005 for more information. See References.

References:

  • iDefense Labs PUBLIC ADVISORY: 05.09.07: Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006 COM Object Security ByPass Vulnerability.
  • SYM07-005 : Symantec COM object security bypass .
  • Symantec Web site: Symantec - LiveUpdate files.
  • BID-23822: Symantec Norton Antivirus NAVOPTS.DLL ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3456: The Symantec NAVOPTS.DLL ActiveX control (aka Symantec.Norton.AntiVirus.NAVOptions) 12.2.0.13, as used in Norton AntiVirus, Internet Security, and System Works 2005 and 2006, is designed for use only in application-embedded web browsers, which allows remote attackers to crash the control via unspecified vectors related to content on a web site, and place Internet Explorer into a defunct state in which remote attackers can execute arbitrary code in addition to other Symantec ActiveX controls, regardless of whether they are marked safe for scripting. NOTE: this CVE was inadvertently used for an E-mail Auto-Protect issue, but that issue has been assigned CVE-2007-3771.
  • OSVDB ID: 35075: Symantec Multiple Products NAVOpts.dll ActiveX Arbitrary Code Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 36115: Symantec Multiple Products Internet Email Auto-Protect Outbound E-mail Handling Overflow
  • SA25172: Symantec Products NAVOpts.dll ActiveX Control Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018031: Norton Internet Security `NAVOPTS.DLL` ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006
  • Symantec Norton System Works 2005
  • Symantec Norton System Works 2006

Reported:

May 09, 2007

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