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Symantec Mail Security for SMTP arbitrary code execution vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#875633

Original Release Date: 2007-03-01 | Last Revised: 2007-03-02

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.

Vendor Information

875633
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Symantec, Inc.

Updated:  March 01, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/symantec_mail_security/5.0_smtp/updates/release_notes_p175.txt for more details.

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CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Steve Arvanitis for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 2.10
Date Public: 2007-02-09
Date First Published: 2007-03-01
Date Last Updated: 2007-03-02 19:23 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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