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Security Alerts - July 9, 2004

by Donna Buenaventura / July 9, 2004 1:59 AM PDT

BugTraq: Norton AntiVirus Denial Of Service Vulnerability

*Vulnerable [...only tested on!]

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2003 Professional Edition
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2002

*Not vulnerable
Mcafee 7*
Mcafee 8*

Risk Impact: Medium
Remote: yes

While having a virus scan [automatic/manual] of some specially crafted compressed files; NAV triggers a DoS using 100% CPU for a very long time. Morover, NAV is unable to stop the scan in middle, even if the user wishes to manually stop the virus scan. Then, in this situation the only alternate is to kill the process.

Also in - http://seclists.org/lists/fulldisclosure/2004/Jul/0408.html

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