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Norton Antivirus 2002 fails to scan files with special character(s) properly.



Norton Antivirus 2002 fails to scan files with special character(s) properly.



Subject: Norton Antivirus 2002  fails to scan files with special character(s) properly.

Published: Friday, 05 March, 2004

Discovered By: Bipin Gautam ( hUNT3R )

Product Version: Norton Antivirus 2002 [ ver: 8.00.58 ] (~Only tested On...~)

Risk Impact: Low-Medium



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Details: 



During a 'manual scan' of a folder, if Norton Antivirus (NAV) encounters a file /folder name with 'some'  ASCII characters ( 1-31) NAV can't further proceed the manual scan and its front-end 'NAVW32.exe' crashes! This Bug has no impact in the NAV Auto-Protect Engine.



Exploit: http://www.geocities.com/visitbipin/test_nav.zip 

Create a folder (say: '!' ) and put some sub-folders and files in it. The file/sub-folder name must contain  ASCII character(s)  ( 1-31) . Have a manual scan of the folder named '!' NAV can't  proceed the scan and crashes!



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