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BitDefender Client 8.02 Format String Vulnerability



Layered Defense Research Advisory: BitDefender Client 8.02 Format String Vulnerability
Layered Defense Research Advisory: BitDefender Client 8.02 Format String Vulnerability



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Layered Defense Research Advisory 18 January 2007 
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1) Affected Software 
BitDefender Client Professional Plus build 8.02 
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2) Severity Rating: 
Low risk 
Impact: Local read write arbitrary memory, denial of service. 
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3) Description of Vulnerability 
A format string vulnerability was discovered within BitDefender Client Professional Plus build 8.02. The vulnerability is due to improper processing of format strings when scan logs are created. When special crafted format strings are entered in to the scan job settings an attacker can read/write arbitrary memory and at a minimum can cause a denial of service condition.
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4) Solution 
Fix: Installed BitDefender solutions were updated automatically through the regular update function.
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5) Time Table: 
01/02/2007 Reported Vulnerability to Vendor. 
01/04/2007 Vendor acknowledged the vulnerability 
01/18/2007 Vendor releases fix
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6) Credits Discovered by Deral Heiland, www.LayeredDefense.com 
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7) Reference
Bitdefender: http://www.bitdefender.com/KB325-en--Format-string-vulnerability.html 
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8) About Layered Defense: Layered Defense, Is a group of security professionals that work together on ethical Research, Testing and Training within the information security arena. http://www.layereddefense.com 
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