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Fortinet bypass / evasion (Limited details)



Fortinet bypass / evasion (Limited details)
Fortinet bypass / evasion (Limited details)



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  From the low-hanging-fruit-department - Fortinet bypass/evasion
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Release mode: Forced release, vendor has not replied.
Ref         : TZO-112009 - Fortinet Generic Evasion 
WWW : http://blog.zoller.lu/2005/04/fortinet-evasion-bypass-limited-details.html 
Vendor : http://www.fortinet.com 
Security notification reaction rating : Catastrophic

Disclosure Policy : 
http://blog.zoller.lu/2008/09/notification-and-disclosure-policy.html 

Affected products : 
- t.b.a (Vendor has not reacted, please see below)

As this bug has not been reproduced by the vendor, this limited advisory 
relies on the assumption that my tests were conclusive and that the test
environment mimics the production environment.

I. Background
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Quote: "Fortinet is a leading provider of network security appliances and the 
leader of the unified threat management (UTM) market worldwide. 
Fortinet's award-winning portfolio of security gateways, 
subscription services, and complementary products delivers 
the highest level of network, content, and application 
security for enterprises of all sizes, managed service providers, 
and telecommunications carriers, while reducing total cost of 
ownership and providing a flexible, scalable path for expansion.  "


II. Description
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The parsing engine can be bypassed by a specially crafted and formated
archive file. Details are currently witheld due to other vendors that are 
in process of deploying patches.

A professional reaction to a vulnerability notification is a way to 
measure the maturity of a vendor in terms of security. Fortinet is given 
a grace period of two (2) weeks to reply to my notification. Failure 
to do so will result in POC being released in two (2) weeks. 

Fortinet (aswell as others) is advised to leave a specific security contact
at [1] in order to simplify getting in contact with them.

As this bug has not been reproduced by the vendor, this limited advisory 
relies on the assumption that my tests were conclusive.

III. Impact
~~~~~~~~~~~
A general description of the impact and nature of AV Bypasses/evasions
can be read at : 
http://blog.zoller.lu/2009/04/case-for-av-bypassesevasions.html 

The bug results in denying the engine the possibility to inspect
code within the archive. There is no inspection of the content
at all.


IV. Disclosure timeline
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
09/03/2009 : Send proof of concept, description the terms under which 
             I cooperate and the planned disclosure date. There is
             no security adress listed at [1] and hence took the industry
tandard security contacts addresses secure@ and security@. 
                         
             No reply.
                         
14/03/2009 : Resending specifying this is the last attempt to disclose
             reponsibly.
                         
             No reply.
                         
15/04/2009 : Fortinet published advisories for third party vendors with
the adress dontreply-secresearch@fortinet.com, used secresearch@fortinet.com 
             to resend advirory.
                                                
             No reply.
                         
17/04/2009 : Last attempt to contact, information sent to info@foritnet.com 

             no reply, as of time of publishing

17/04/2009 : Release of this advisory and begin of grace period.


[1] http://osvdb.org/vendor/1/Fortinet%20Inc_ 



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