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Trend Micro Antivirus UPX File Divide By Zero Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017768
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1591   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 14 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 14.10.1041; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Trend Micro Antivirus. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted UPX file that, when scanned by the target user or application, will trigger a divide by zero error in the 'VsapiNT.sys' kernel driver and cause the target operating system to crash.

The vendor was notified on February 27, 2007.

iDefense reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target operating system or application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (OPR 4.335.00)

The Trend Micro advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  iDefense Security Advisory 03.14.07: Trend Micro Antivirus UPX Parsing

Trend Micro Antivirus UPX Parsing Kernel Divide by Zero Vulnerability

iDefense Security Advisory 03.14.07
Mar 14, 2007


Trend Micro AntiVirus is an virus scanning engine included in a wide array
of products by Trend Micro. Several examples of vulnerable products
include PC-cillin and Internet Security Suite.


Remote exploitation of a divide by zero error in Trend Micro AntiVirus may
allow attackers to cause a denial of service.

The vulnerability exists in the kernel driver, VsapiNT.sys. This driver is
responsible for scanning various file formats for malicious content. The
code that parses UPX files takes an integer value from an attacker
supplied file and uses it as a divisor. This results in a divide by zero
error in kernel mode. This causes a kernel fault resulting in a blue
screen of death (BSOD).


Exploitation of this vulnerability results not only in a DOS of the Trend
Micro process, but in an operating system crash.

There are several different attack vectors depending on which product is
being targeted. Someone targeting a home user would need to convince a
user to download a file from a website or an attachment from an email
message. The user would then need to manually scan this file or save it
and have the Trend Micro auto scan process scan it at some later time. If
instead a mail gateway is being targeted this vulnerability can be
exploited automatically by sending a malicious attachment through a
gateway that uses Trend Micro to scan content.


iDefense has confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in Trend Micro
AntiVirus version 14.10.1041, engine version 8.320.1003. Previous versions
may also be affected.


iDefense is currently unaware of any workarounds for this issue.


"To address this vulnerability, Trend Micro recommends customers to update
to Virus Pattern File 4.335.00 or higher."

For more information, consult the Trend Micro Knowledge Base article at
the link shown below.


A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.


02/27/2007  Initial vendor notification
02/27/2007  Initial vendor response
03/14/2007  Coordinated public disclosure


The discoverer of this vulnerability wishes to remain anonymous.

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