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[Full-disclosure] Layered Defense Research Advisory: BitDefender Client 8.02 Format String Vulnerability

From: Deral Heiland (dhlayereddefense.com)
Date: Thu Jan 18 2007 - 22:32:09 CST


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Layered Defense Research Advisory 18 January 2007
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1) Affected Software
BitDefender Client Professional Plus build 8.02
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2) Severity Rating:
Low risk
Impact: Local read write arbitrary memory, denial of service.
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3) Description of Vulnerability
A format string vulnerability was discovered within BitDefender
Client Professional Plus build 8.02. The vulnerability is due to
improper processing of format strings when scan logs are created.
When special crafted format strings are entered in to the scan job
settings an attacker can read/write arbitrary memory and at a minimum
can cause a denial of service condition.
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4) Solution
Fix: Installed BitDefender solutions were updated automatically
through the regular update function.
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5) Time Table:
01/02/2007 Reported Vulnerability to Vendor.
01/04/2007 Vendor acknowledged the vulnerability
01/18/2007 Vendor releases fix
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6) Credits Discovered by Deral Heiland, www.LayeredDefense.com
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7) Reference
Bitdefender:
http://www.bitdefender.com/KB325-en--Format-string-vulnerability.html
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8) About Layered Defense: Layered Defense, Is a group of security
professionals that work together on ethical Research, Testing and
Training within the information security arena. http://www.layereddefense.com
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