Symantec email scan denial of service

symantec-email-scan-dos (52820) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple Symantec products are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an unspecified error when processing email messages. If the Internet Email Scanning feature is activated after installation, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a specially-crafted email message to cause the system to continuously attempt to scan the message (infinite loop) resulting in loss of connection to the mail server.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to SYM09-012 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM09-012: Norton AntiVirus and Symantec Client Security Email Denial of Service Vulnerability.
  • BID-34670: Multiple Symantec Products Email Handling Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-3104: Unspecified vulnerability in Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005 through 2008; Norton Internet Security 2005 through 2008; AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0 before MR7, 10.0, 10.1 before MR8, and 10.2 before MR3; and Client Security 2.0 before MR7, 3.0, and 3.1 before MR8; when Internet Email Scanning is installed and enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and persistent connection loss) via unknown attack vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 57429: Symantec Multiple Products Internet Email Scanning Functionality Crafted Email Handling Infinite Loop DoS
  • SA36493: Symantec Products Internet Email Scanning Denial of Service

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.0 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.2 Corporate
  • Symantec AntiVirus 9.0 Corporate
  • Symantec Client Security 2.0
  • Symantec Client Security 3.0
  • Symantec Client Security 3.1
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2007
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2008
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008

Reported:

Aug 27, 2009

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