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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Norton System Works Vendors:   Symantec
Norton System Works Input Validation Flaw in SPBBCDRV.SYS Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021387
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1793   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2004, 2005, 2006
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Norton System Works. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send specially crafted parameter values to the NtCreateMutant and NtOpenEvent functions of the 'SPBBCDRV.SYS' device driver to cause the target system to crash.

Matousec-Transparent reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was originally reported in April 2007 as affecting Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security. See Alert ID 1017837 and 1017838.]

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

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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