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From: Sym Security (symsecuritysymantec.com)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 07:11:54 CDT
In response to the following posting from mreckz.......
ret.com.au To: bugtraqsecurityfocus.com
05/24/01 06:59 Subject: Nortan Antivirus 2000 Poproxy.exe problem
Poproxy.exe is the email virus scanner included in Nortan Antivirus 2000
other versions too). It listens on port 110 and acts as a mail server,
retreiving your mail then scanning it, and passing it along to the mail
While messing around with this i crashed the server by sending it
too many characters (269 or more). Once the program crashes the
user is unable to receive email until the next reboot (or poproxy.exe is
Reference: Bugtraq ID 2766, Norton Anti-Virus 2000 POProxy.exe Buffer
This issue is a duplicate of the issue reported 17 Dec, 1999 as Bugtrag ID
877, "Norton Antivirus 2000 POProxy USER Vulnerability".
A Symantec NAV patch was issued for BID 877 , available for download from
the following location
For maximum effectiveness, the latest updates should always be downloaded
and applied to any product. Symantec takes very seriously any security
concerns with Symantec products and welcomes the opportunity to work
closely with users to address security issues.
Sym Security's PGP Key is available from
certserver.pgp.com and MIT's PGP key server.