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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Mail Security Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Mail Security Buffer Overflows in KeyView Module Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018886
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018886
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5909, CVE-2007-5910   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 18 2008
Original Entry Date:  Nov 1 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Mail Security in the Autonomy KeyView module. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can send an e-mail message with a specially crafted attachment that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerabilities reside in the underlying Autonomy KeyView module.

The following file types are affected:

* Adobe Acrobat FrameMaker (.mif)
* Ami Pro (.sam)
* Applix Words (.aw)
* Applix Presents (.ag)
* Dynamic Link Library (.dll)
* FrameMaker (.mif)
* Microsoft Rich Text Format (.rtf)
* Microsoft Word - (.doc)
* Microsoft Word for DOS (.doc)
* Portable Executable (.exe)
* WordPerfect (.wpd)

Secunia reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

For Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.0: Upgrade to 5.0.1 and apply patch 182
For Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.1: Apply Patch 182
For Symantec Mail Security Appliance 5.0.x: Update to 5.0.0-36 or later

The vendor is working on a fix for:

Symantec Mail Security for Domino 7.5
Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange 5.0

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.11.01c.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.11.01c.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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