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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Mail Security Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Mail Security Buffer Overflows in Autonomy KeyView Module Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019805
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019805
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5405, CVE-2007-5406, CVE-2007-6020   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 8 2008
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. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted e-mail attachment to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

On the SMS for SMTP and SMS Appliance, the overflow will result in a child process crash.

The vulnerability resides in the third party Autonomy KeyView module.

Secunia reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

Symantec Mail Security for Domino 7.5: 7.5.3.25

Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange 5.0: Upgrade in Progress

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.0: Upgrade to 5.0.1 patch level 189

Symantec Mail Security Appliance 5.0.x: Update to 5.0.0-36 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.04.08e.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2008.04.08e.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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