Vulnerability Note VU#344718
Norton AntiSpam contains boundary error within the "SymSpamHelper Class" (symspam.dll) ActiveX component.
Symantec's Norton AntiSpam is a software package that provides spam filtering. A vulnerability in an ActiveX control that ships with Norton AntiSpam may permit a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the local system.
Symantec Norton AntiSpam for Windows installs the SymSpamHelper Class (symspam.dll), an ActiveX control that is marked safe for scripting. The ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may be remotely exploited. Using the "LaunchCustomRuleWizard" method an attacker may be able to exploit a buffer overflow in the control to run arbitrary code on the target system.
The victim must open a malicious web page or HTML-formatted email message in order for this vulnerability to be exploited remotely.
An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerable to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.
According to the Symantec advisory, customers should run Symantec LiveUpdate manually to ensure all installed Symantec products are fully updated.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Symantec Corporation||Affected||-||24 Mar 2004|
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Thanks to NGSSoftware Insight Security Research for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail and is based on information provided by NGSSoftware Insight Security Research and Symantec.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0363
- Date Public: 19 Mar 2004
- Date First Published: 25 Mar 2004
- Date Last Updated: 25 Mar 2004
- Severity Metric: 15.30
- Document Revision: 4
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