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Multiple Antivirus Scanners DoS attack.

From: bipin gautam (visitbipinhotmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 14 2004 - 09:38:50 CDT

Multiple Antivirus Scanners DoS attack.

--- [Vulnerable Products] ---
      Only tested on...

* Norton Antivirus 2002
* Norton Antivirus 2003
* Mcafee VirusScan 6
* Network Associates (McAfee) VirusScan Enterprise 7.1
* Windows Xp default ZIP manager [report's wrong size of compress ZIP

There has been multiple reports [Unconfirmed]
*F-Prot 4.4.2 for Linux
*Panda Antivirus

Are vulnerable.

Risk Impact: Medium

--- [Details] ---

While having a manual scan of compressed files; several Antivirus, Trojan,
Spy ware scanners suffer a DoS attack if the software tries to completely
extract the archive and scan its content for a hostile file.

--- [Proof of Concept] ---
Please download this file.

Moreover it's not safe to set automatically 'Quarantine/delete' option set
for your AV scanner as it may try to Quarantine the virus by extracting the

Bipin Gautam

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