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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Norton System Works Vendors:   Symantec
Norton System Works SymEvent Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016894
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016894
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4855   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 21 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Norton System Works. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can provide excessive arbitrary data to the Symantec SymEvent driver to cause the driver to halt the system. A reboot is required to return the system to normal operations.

Other Symantec products are affected, including Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Internet Security, Norton Anti-Virus, Symantec Client Security, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Symantec pcAnywhere, and Symantec Host IDS.

David Matousek reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.matousec.com/info/advisories/Norton-Insufficient-validation-of-SymEvent-driver-input-buffer.php

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to halt.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available via LiveUpdate.

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.09.20a.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.09.20a.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:13:48 -0400
Subject:  Norton/Symantec product vulnerabilities


http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.09.20a.html

SYM06-018
September 20, 2006
Symantec: SymEvent Driver Local Access System Denial of Service
 
 


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