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Category:   Application (Security)  >   avast! Vendors:   ALWIL Software
avast! Directory Traversal Bug Lets Remote Users Move or Delete Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033860
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033860
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5662   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2015
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 150918-0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in avast!. A remote user can move or delete files on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted ZIP archive containing a file that will be detected to be a virus. When the target application detects the virus file and the move or delete options are specified, the application will move or delete the file using the file path specified within the archive file.

The original advisory is available at:

http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN25576608/index.html

Ryohei Koike of Sakura Information Systems Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability (via IPA JPCERT/CC).

Impact:   A remote user can move or delete files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has silently issued a fix (definition ID 150918-0) [in September 2015].
Vendor URL:  www.avast.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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