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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Sophos Anti-Virus Vendors:   Sophos
Sophos Anti-Virus ACL Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029713
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029713
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-1213   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 3 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0.11 (Engine 3.48.x)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sophos Anti-Virus. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can modify certain system objects to cause the target system to eventually crash.

The vendor was notified on November 11, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.portcullis-security.com/security-research-and-downloads/security-advisories/cve-2014-1213/

Graham Sutherland of Portcullis Computer Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Engine 3.50.1):

9.7.9 VDL 4.97G
10.0.11 VDL 4.97G
10.3.1 VDL 4.97G

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/2300/7200/1031/120401.aspx

Vendor URL:  www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/2300/7200/1031/120401.aspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  CVE-2014-1213 - Denial of Service in Sophos Anti Virus

Vulnerability title: Denial of Service in Sophos Anti Virus
CVE: CVE-2014-1213
Vendor: Sophos
Product: Anti Virus
Version: 10.0.11/Engine 3.48.x
Reported by: Graham Sutherland
Details:

The following system objects do not have access control lists (ACLs)
set, thus allowing any user to access and manipulate them:

Global objects (in namespace \Global, a.k.a. \BaseNamedObjects):

  $$!_EVENT_$!__
  $$!_EVENT_$!__DataUpdateRequest
  $$!_EVENT_$!__MmfMutexSAV-****
  $$!_EVENT_$!__MmfMutexSAV-Info
  $$!_EVENT_$!__ReadyForUpdateSAV-****
  $$!_EVENT_$!__ReadyForUpdateSAV-Info
  $$!_EVENT_$!__SAV-****
  $$!_EVENT_$!__SAV-Info
  $$!_EVENT_$!__StateChange
  $$!_EVENT_$!__SuspendedSAV-****
  $$!_EVENT_$!__SuspendedSAV-Info
  $$!_EVENT_$!__UpdateComplete
  $$!_EVENT_$!__UpdateMutex
  $$!_EVENT_$!__UpdateRequest
  $$!_MMMF_$!__
  SAV-****
  SAV-Info

Session objects (in namespace \Sessions\n\BaseNamedObjects):

SophosALMonSessionInstance
        

Further details at:
http://www.portcullis-security.com/security-research-and-downloads/secur
ity-advisories/cve-2014-1213/


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