Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint Protection on-demand scanning denial of service

symantec-ondemand-dos (56354) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint Protection are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by and error when tamper protection is disabled. By denying read access to the application, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the on-demand scan functionality to fail and possibly launch further attacks against the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to SYM10-004 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • SYM10-002: Symantec Event Manipulation Potential Scan Bypass.
  • BID-38219: Symantec AntiVirus Scan Evasion Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0106: The on-demand scanning in Symantec AntiVirus 10.0.x and 10.1.x before MR9, AntiVirus 10.2.x, and Client Security 3.0.x and 3.1.x before MR9, when Tamper protection is disabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (prevention of on-demand scanning) via specific events that prevent the user from having read access to unspecified resources.
  • OSVDB ID: 62414: Symantec Multiple Products On-demand Scanning Unspecified Bypass
  • SA38653: Symantec Products Scanning Bypass Weakness
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023621: Symantec AntiVirus Event Management Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass On-Demand Scanning

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.0
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.1
  • Symantec AntiVirus 10.2
  • Symantec Client Security 3.0
  • Symantec Client Security 3.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11

Reported:

Feb 17, 2010

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