Vendor: ALWIL Software a.s., http://www.avast.com
Affected Product: avast! antivirus
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Code Execution (remote)
2007/05/07 initial notification to ALWIL Software a.s.
2007/05/07 ALWIL Software a.s. Response
2007/05/07 PoC files sent to ALWIL Software a.s.
2007/05/09 ALWIL Software a.s. Response
2007/05/09 resent PoC files sent to ALWIL Software a.s.
2007/05/09 ALWIL Software a.s. acknowledge the PoC files
2007/05/10 ALWIL Software a.s. issued the fix for testing
2007/05/16 ALWIL Software a.s. released Update with fixes
The company specializes in security software, with avast! antivirus being
the flagship product line. During the lifetime of the product line, avast!
products have become both award winning, and number one in a number of key
markets, as well as increasing market share year-on-year since first
On 11th May 2007 avastR! antivirus Home Edition reached 30 million
A remotely exploitable vulnerability has been found in the file parsing
In detail, the following flaw was determined:
- Heap Overflow through Integer Cast Around in .CAB file parsing
This problem can lead to remote arbitrary code execution if an attacker
carefully crafts a file that exploits the aforementioned vulnerability. The
vulnerability is present in avast! Antivirus software versions prior to the
update Version 4.7.700.
The vulnerability was reported on 07.May.2007 and an update has been issued
on 16.May.2007 to solve this vulnerability through the regular update
Bugs found by Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG.
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