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CVE-2006-5645

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Overview

Sophos Anti-Virus and Endpoint Security before 6.0.5, Anti-Virus for Linux before 5.0.10, and other platforms before 4.11, when "Enabled scanning of archives" is set, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a malformed RAR archive with an Archive Header section with the head_size and pack_size fields set to zero.

Related Files

iDEFENSE Security Advisory 2006-12-08.1
Posted Dec 11, 2006
Authored by iDefense Labs, Damian Put, Titon | Site idefense.com

iDefense Security Advisory 12.08.06 - Remote exploitation of a denial of service vulnerability in Multiple Vendors' Antivirus engines allows an attacker to cause the engines to consume excessive resources. The affected vendors' scan engines are vulnerable to a DoS attack when scanning specially malformed RAR archives. Specifically, the malformed archives will have the head_size and pack_size fields set to zero in Archive Header section. When such a file is encountered, the affected scan engines will enter an infinite loop. Confirmed systems affected: Sophos Small business edition (Windows/Linux) 4.06.1 with engine version 2.34.3. Trend Micro PC Cillin - Internet Security 2006. Trend Micro Office Scan 7.3. Trend Micro Server Protect 5.58.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, windows
advisories | CVE-2006-5645
SHA-256 | 67c4a280c65b80adddfea7555c151689fa0a7b7c4e14641e6726e9b11f3ce9f5
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