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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Ghost Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite Array Index Overflow in Processing Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033577
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033577
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5689   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 16 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Ghost image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an array index overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the Symantec Ghost Explorer component.

Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (GSS 3.0 HF2 (12.0.0.8010)).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20150902_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20150902_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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