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Symantec Product Security: Symantec Device Driver Local Elevation of Privilege
Symantec Product Security: Symantec Device Driver Local Elevation of Privilege
Symantec Product Security: Symantec Device Driver Local Elevation of Privilege

September 05, 2007 
Symantec SYMTDI.SYS Device Driver Local Denial of Service 
Revision History: None 

Risk Impact: Low 

Remote Access: No 
Local Access: Yes 
Authentication Required: Yes, to the local system 
Exploit available: No 

Some versions of Symantec=92s device driver SYMTDI.SYS contain a vulnerability which, if successfully exploited, could allow a local attacker to cause the system to crash. 

Affected Products 
Norton AntiSpam 2005 
Norton AntiVirus 2005, 2006 
Norton Internet Security 2005
Norton Personal Firewall 2005, 2006 
Norton System Works 2005, 2006 
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1, prior to SAV 10.1 MR6 MP1 
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9, prior to SAV 9 MR6 MP1  
Symantec Client Security  3.1, prior to SCS 3.1 MR6 MP1 
Symantec Client Security 2.x, prior to SCS 2.0 MR6 MP1 

Unaffected Products 

Norton 360 
Norton AntiBot
Norton Confidential 
Norton AntiVirus 2007and later
Norton Internet Security 2007and later 
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.2.x
Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 10.x 

Symantec was notified of a potential denial of service vulnerability in the device driver SYMTDI.SYS. A specially crafted IRP sent to an IOCTL handler function could allow memory to be overwritten because the address space was not properly validated in some versions of the driver. A potential attacker must be logged into the computer to attempt an exploit. A successful exploit of this vulnerability could potentially allow that user to crash their computer. 

Symantec Response
Symantec engineers have verified that the vulnerability exists in the products listed in the Affected Products section above, and have provided updates for all affected products. Consumer (Norton) products can be updated by running LiveUpdate.  Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition customers can obtain the update from the Symantec web site. 

Symantec is not aware of any customers impacted by this issue, or of any attempts to exploit the issue. 

This issue was reported by Matousec-Transparent. 

This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list (, which standardizes names for security problems. The CVE initiative has assigned CVE-2007-1476 to this issue. 
SecurityFocus has assigned BID 22977 to this vulnerability. 

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Symantec Product Security

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