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Category:   Application (Security)  >   AntiVir Vendors:   H+BEDV Datentechnik
AntiVir Divide By Zero Error in Processing TAR Files Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018137
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2973   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 29 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AntiVir. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted TAR file that, when processed by the target user, will cause the target process to enter an infinite loop.

Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the application to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (

The Avira advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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