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Category:   Application (Security)  >   PGP Vendors:   PGP Corporation, Symantec
Symantec Encryption Desktop (PGP) Compressed File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030761
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030761
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3436   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 27 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0.x, 10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Encryption Desktop (PGP). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted compressed email message to cause the target client to consume excessive CPU and memory resources.

Alexander Klink, n.runs professionals GmbH, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target client consume excessive CPU and memory resources.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.3.2 Maintenance Pack 3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20140821_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20140821_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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