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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Endpoint Protection Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Endpoint Protection CAB File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027726
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4953   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 9 2012
Original Entry Date:  Nov 6 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Endpoint Protection. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted CAB formatted file to trigger a memory corruption error in 'dec_abi.dll' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with System privileges.

Other Symantec Antivirus products may also be affected, but no other products have been disclosed by Symantec at the time of this entry.

The vendor was notified on April 8, 2011.

The original advisory is available at:

Will Dormann of the CERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code with System privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.1).

A workaround mitigation is also described in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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