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[security-alerts] FW: [SA26137] McAfee VirusScan Command Line for Linux Command Execution



> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> TITLE:
> McAfee VirusScan Command Line for Linux Command Execution
>
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA26137
>
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/26137/
>
> CRITICAL:
> Moderately critical
>
> IMPACT:
> DoS, System access
>
> WHERE:
> From remote
>
> SOFTWARE:
> McAfee VirusScan Command Line
> http://secunia.com/product/4802/
>
> DESCRIPTION:
> Tavis Ormandy has discovered a vulnerability in McAfee VirusScan
> Command Line Scanner for Linux, which potentially can be exploited by
> malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
>
> The vulnerability is caused due to the improper handling of dynamic
> Huffman coding within the ZIP decompression mechanism. This can
> potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
> permissions of a user running uvscan against a specially crafted ZIP
> file.
>
> The vulnerability is confirmed in the evaluation version 5.10. Other
> versions may also be affected.
>
> SOLUTION:
> Do not scan ZIP compressed files from untrusted sources.
>
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Tavis Ormandy
>
>



 




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