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Secunia Security Advisory 17170

Secunia Security Advisory 17170
Posted Oct 13, 2005
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Brightmail AntiSpam, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
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Secunia Security Advisory 17170

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TITLE:
Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam MIME Processing Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA17170

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/17170/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam 6.x
http://secunia.com/product/3656/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Brightmail AntiSpam, which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS
(Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in processing certain
malformed MIME content. This may be exploited to crash the "bmserver"
component and cause a DoS.

The vulnerability has been reported in the following versions:
* Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam 6.0.1
* Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam 6.0.2

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

The vendor recommends users with product versions prior to 6.0.1 to
upgrade to the latest product version.

Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam 6.0.1:
Apply patch 162.
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/sba/sba_60x/updates/patch162.zip

Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam 6.0.2:
Apply patch 161
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/sba/sba_60x/updates/patch161.zip

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.10.12d.html

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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