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Category:   Application (Security)  >   F-Secure Personal Express Vendors:   F-Secure
F-Secure Personal Express Overflow in Processing ZIP Archives Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015509
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 19 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.20 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F-Secure Personal Express. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted ZIP archive that, when processed by the anti-virus software, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can also create specially crafted RAR and ZIP archives that will not be properly scanned by the target system. As a result, a false negative scan may occur.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can obfuscate malicious code so that it will not be detected by the anti-virus system.

Solution:   A hotfix has been distributed automatically to customers.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 19 Jan 2006 08:38:45 -0500
Subject:  F-Secure Security Bulletin FSC-2006-1, Code execution vulnerability in ZIP and RAR-archive handling

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