10/3/2005

Critical Vulnerability In Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:09 pm

A vulnerability has been identified in various Kaspersky Anti-Virus products, which could be exploited by attackers or malware to execute arbitrary commands. This flaw is due to a heap overflow error in the CAB file format parser that does not properly handle a specially crafted file containing a malformed header, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands and compromise a vulnerable system (e.g. by sending an email containing a malicious CAB file).

The issue has been reported in version 5.0.20.0 of the CAB scanning library (cab.ppl). Other versions may also be vulnerable.

Affected Products are: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 4.x, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.x, Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway 5.x

Source: FrSIRT

 

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