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Secunia Security Advisory 25172

Secunia Security Advisory 25172
Posted May 11, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in various Symantec products, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

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Secunia Security Advisory 25172

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TITLE:
Symantec Products NAVOpts.dll ActiveX Control Security Bypass
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA25172

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/25172/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
Security Bypass

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005
http://secunia.com/product/4009/
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006
http://secunia.com/product/6634/
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2005
http://secunia.com/product/4848/
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006
http://secunia.com/product/6635/
Symantec Norton SystemWorks 2005
http://secunia.com/product/4847/
Symantec Norton SystemWorks 2006
http://secunia.com/product/6636/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in various Symantec products, which
can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security
restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to a design error within the
NAVOpts.dll ActiveX control when loaded in a standard browser window.
This can be exploited to e.g. access other Symantec ActiveX controls
that are not marked as safe for scripting.

The vulnerability affects the following products:
* Norton AntiVirus 2005 and 2006
* Norton Internet Security 2005 and 2006
* Norton System Works 2005 and 2006

SOLUTION:
Apply latest updates via LiveUpdate.

Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Discovered by Peter Vreugdenhil and reported via iDefense Labs.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Symantec:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.05.09.html

iDefense Labs:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=529

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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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