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[security-alerts] FW: [SA25137] avast! Zoo Denial of Service Vulnerability



> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> TITLE:
> avast! Zoo Denial of Service Vulnerability
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA25137
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/25137/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Less critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> DoS
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> SOFTWARE:
> avast! Home/Professional 4.x
> http://secunia.com/product/5162/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux has reported a vulnerability in avast!,
> which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
> Service).
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of Zoo
> archives. This can be exploited to cause an infinite loop resulting
> in high CPU utilisation.
> 
> The vulnerability is reported in avast! Home Edition and avast!
> Professional Edition.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Update to version 4.7.981 or later.
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> avast!:
> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-4-home_pro-revision-history.html
> 
> Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux:
> http://www.guay-leroux.com/projects/zoo-infinite-advisory.txt
> 



 




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