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n.runs-SA-2007.010 - Avira Antivir Antivirus LZH parsing Arbitrary Code Execution Advisory

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Date: Mon May 28 2007 - 09:53:31 CDT


n.runs AG
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n.runs-SA-2007.010 28-May-2007
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Vendor: Avira GmbH, http://www.avira.com
Affected Product: Avira Antivir Antivirus
Vulnerability: Arbitrary Code Execution (remote)
Risk: HIGH
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Vendor communication:

  2007/05/07 initial notification to Avira GmbH
  2007/05/07 Avira GmbH Response
  2007/05/08 PGP public keys exchange
  2007/05/09 PoC files sent to Avira GmbH
  2007/05/10 Avira GmbH acknowledged and validated the PoC files
  2007/05/16 Avira GmbH sent fix release schedule and fixed
engine
  2007/05/17 Sergio Alvarez tested fixed engine
  2007/05/23 Avira GmbH released Update with fixes
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Overview:
 
Avira, a company with over 15 millions customers and more than 250 employees
is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for
professional and private use. With more than 20 years of experience, the
company is one of the pioneers in this field.
In addition to programs specifically for use on single workstations, Avira
primarily offers professional solutions for cross-system protection of
networks on various levels. These include products for workstations, file,
mail and web servers. Gateway computers can be managed as workstation
computers via a central management console for all operating systems. In
addition to the management products of the individual solutions, security
programs for PDAs, smartphones and embedded devices are also offered.
Avira AntiVir Personal, used by millions of private users, represents a
significant contribution to security.

Description:

A remotely exploitable vulnerability has been found in the file parsing
engine.

In detail, the following flaw was determined:

- Buffer Overflow through Integer Cast Around in .LZH file parsing

Impact:

This problem can lead to remote arbitrary code execution if an attacker
carefully crafts a file that exploits the aforementioned vulnerability. The
vulnerability is present in Avira Antivir Antivirus software versions prior
to the update Version 7.03.00.09.

Solution:
The vulnerability was reported on 07.May.2007 and an update has been issued
on 23.May.2007 to solve this vulnerability through the regular update
mechanism.
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Credit:
Bugs found by Sergio Alvarez of n.runs AG.
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References:
http://forum.antivir-pe.de/thread.php?threadid=22528

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