Vulnerability Note VU#125868
Avast! antivirus buffer overflow vulnerability
Avast! antivirus contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute code a vulnerable system.
Avast! antivirus is an antivirus application that can scan different types of files. The Symbian Installer Format (SIS) file format is used by the Symbian OS to package files for distribution to mobile devices.
Avast! antivirus contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. By convincing a user to scan a specially crafted SIS file with a vulnerable version of Avast! antivirus, an attacker may be able to trigger the overflow.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial-of-service condition.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Avast! Antivirus Software||Affected||25 May 2007||29 May 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Thanks to Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG and Avast! for information that was used in this report.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 25 May 2007
- Date First Published: 29 May 2007
- Date Last Updated: 29 May 2007
- Severity Metric: 1.15
- Document Revision: 5
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