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Secunia Security Advisory 27498

Secunia Security Advisory 27498
Posted Nov 2, 2007
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Symantec Mail Security Appliance, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 27498

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TITLE:
Symantec Mail Security Appliance File Parsing Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA27498

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/27498/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Symantec Mail Security Appliance 5.0.x
http://secunia.com/product/14636/

DESCRIPTION:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Symantec Mail Security
Appliance, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS
(Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various errors within certain
third-party file viewers and can be exploited to cause buffer
overflows when a specially crafted file is checked.

The vulnerabilities are related to:
SA27304

The vulnerability affects version 5.0.x.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 5.0.0-36 or later.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Originally reported in IBM Lotus Notes advisories crediting:
* ZDI
* Tan Chew-Keong

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.11.01c.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA27304:
http://secunia.com/advisories/27304/

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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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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