Vulnerability Note VU#875633

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Original Release date: 01 Mar 2007 | Last revised: 02 Mar 2007

Overview

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.

Description

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP is an antispam, antivirus, and content filtering software package that scans email.

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP contains a vulnerability that occurs when processing mail messages with malformed headers. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted email message through a vulnerable system.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of service condition.

Solution

Upgrade
Symantec has issued patch 175 to address this and other issues. See the 175 release notes for more details.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Symantec, Inc.Affected-01 Mar 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to Steve Arvanitis for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 09 Feb 2007
  • Date First Published: 01 Mar 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 02 Mar 2007
  • Severity Metric: 2.10
  • Document Revision: 13

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