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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Endpoint Protection Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Endpoint Protection RAR Decompression Bugs Let Remote Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target Application
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036847
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036847
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5309, CVE-2016-5310   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 20 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 12.1.6 MP5
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Symantec Endpoint Protection. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target application.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RAR file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error and cause denial of service conditions on the target application [CVE-2016-5309].

A remote user can create a specially crafted RAR file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a memory corruption error and cause denial of service conditions on the target application [CVE-2016-5310].

Tavis Ormandy of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target application.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.1.6 MP5).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20160919_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20160919_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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