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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   pcAnywhere Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec pcAnywhere Format String Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021855
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021855
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0538   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 17 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.0, 12.1, 12.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec pcAnywhere. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a format string flaw to cause the target application to crash.

Deral Heiland of Layered Defense reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.5 SP1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2009.03.17.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2009.03.17.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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