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Kaspersky Antivirus Remote Heap Overflow



Kaspersky Antivirus Remote Heap Overflow
Kaspersky Antivirus Remote Heap Overflow



Date
October 3, 2005

Vulnerability
The Kaspersky Antivirus Library provides file format support for virus analysis. During analysis of cab files Kaspersky is vulnerable to a heap overflow allowing attackers complete control of the system(s) being protected. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely without user interaction in default configurations through common protocols such as SMTP, SMB, HTTP, and FTP. 

Impact
Successful exploitation of Kaspersky protected systems allows attackers unauthorized control of data and related privileges. It also provides leverage for further network compromise. Kaspersky Antivirus Library implementations are likely vulnerable in their default configuration.

Affected Products
Due to the library=E2=80=99s OS independent design and core functionality: it is likely this vulnerability affects a substantial portion of Kaspersky=E2=80=99s gateway, server, and client antivirus enabled product lines on most platforms. 

http://www.kaspersky.com/products 

Note: Kaspersky=E2=80=99s antivirus OEM product line is a program where vendors may license the vulnerable library. The following link is a list containing some of the Kaspersky partners with products also likely affected by this vulnerability. Refer to your vendor for specifics.

http://www.kaspersky.com/oemsuccess 

Credit
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Alex Wheeler.

Contact
security@rem0te.com 

Advisory Details
http://www.rem0te.com/public/images/kaspersky.pdf 



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