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Secunia Research: HAURI Anti-Virus Compressed Archive Directory



Secunia Research: HAURI Anti-Virus Compressed Archive Directory
Secunia Research: HAURI Anti-Virus Compressed Archive Directory



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                     Secunia Research 19/08/2005

     - HAURI Anti-Virus Compressed Archive Directory Traversal -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
References...........................................................7
About Secunia........................................................8
Verification.........................................................9

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1) Affected Software 

ViRobot Expert 4.0 
ViRobot Advanced Server
ViRobot Linux Server 2.0
HAURI LiveCall

Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: Security Bypass
Where:  Remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in various HAURI
anti-virus products, which can be exploited by malicious people to
write files to arbitrary directories.

The vulnerability is caused due to unsafe extraction of compressed
archives (e.g. ACE, ARJ, CAB, LZH, RAR, TAR and ZIP) into a temporary
directory before scanning. This can be exploited to write files into
arbitrary directories when scanning a malicious archive containing 
files that have "/../" or "../../" directory sequences in their 
filenames.

Successful exploitation allows writing of files to arbitrary
directories, which can potentially lead to code execution (e.g. by
overwriting certain startup files), but requires that compressed file
scanning is enabled.

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4) Solution 

Apply patches.

ViRobot Linux Server 2.0:
http://www.globalhauri.com/html/download/down_unixpatch.html 

ViRobot Expert 4.0 / ViRobot Advanced Server / LiveCall:
Updated version available via online update is still vulnerable when 
scanning certain archive types.

Disable compressed file scanning and scan files only after they have
been confirmed not to contain directory traversal sequences in their
filenames and correctly extracted.

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5) Time Table 

30/06/2005 - Initial vendor notification.
12/07/2005 - Second vendor notification.
14/07/2005 - Vendor response.
08/08/2005 - Received notification that VR Expert and VR Advanced 
             Server has been fixed via online update.
09/08/2005 - Received notification that LiveCall has been fixed via
             online update.
11/08/2005 - Notified vendor that certain archive types are still
             affected.
17/08/2005 - Vendor released patch for VR Linux Server and disclosed
             vulnerability information.
19/08/2005 - Public disclosure.

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6) Credits 

Discovered by Tan Chew Keong, Secunia Research.

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7) References

HAURI:
http://www.globalhauri.com/html/download/down_unixpatch.html 

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8) About Secunia 

Secunia collects, validates, assesses, and writes advisories regarding 
all the latest software vulnerabilities disclosed to the public. These 
advisories are gathered in a publicly available database at the 
Secunia website: 

http://secunia.com/ 

Secunia offers services to our customers enabling them to receive all 
relevant vulnerability information to their specific system 
configuration. 

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories: 

http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/ 

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9) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-24/advisory/ 

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

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