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Category:   Application (Security)  >   F-Secure Anti-Virus Vendors:   F-Secure
F-Secure Anti-Virus May Not Scan Files With Modified Filenames
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016401
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016401
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3489, CVE-2006-3490   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 28 2006
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 - 2006
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in F-Secure Anti-Virus. A user can bypass the anti-virus scanning mechanism.

A user can use a specially crafted filename for an executable program so that the program will not be scanned by the anti-virus software but the file will still be executable.

Also, the anti-virus software does not scan files on removable media.

Impact:   A user can bypass the anti-virus scanning mechanism.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, distributed automatically to the client versions and available as a hotfix for server versions.

The F-Secure advisory is available at:

http://www.f-secure.com/security/fsc-2006-4.shtml

Vendor URL:  www.f-secure.com/security/fsc-2006-4.shtml (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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