CA struck by vulnerability

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 6, 2007

CAB handling issue affects swathe of products.

Two flaws related to the handling of CAB archive files by the CA anti-virus engine have been reported, rendering products across CA's range vulnerable exploitation allowing remote access to affected systems.

One flaw is a buffer overflow caused by excessively long filenames within CAB archives, while the second overflow relates to an error with input validation. The vulnerabilities affect products including CA Anti-Virus, CA eTrust, Brightstor and Unicenter, among others, and malicious exploitation of either issue could result in system compromise.

Both flaws were reported to CA several months ago, and updates have been released to fix the problems. Users are advised to ensure they are running products with the signature version 30.6 or higher, and to maintain a thorough policy of updating security products at all times.

The flaws were reported via TippingPoint's controversial Zero Day Initiative project, which carries details here and here, while CA's announcement is here. A summary from Secunia, rated 'Highly Critical', is here.

Posted on 06 June 2007 by Virus Bulletin



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