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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-1425

Original release date: 03/21/2012
Last revised: 08/13/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The TAR file parser in Avira AntiVir 7.11.1.163, Antiy Labs AVL SDK 2.0.3.7, Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00, Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5.1.0.1, Fortinet Antivirus 4.2.254.0, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner 1.1.97.0, Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0.0.125, McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, NOD32 Antivirus 5795, Norman Antivirus 6.06.12, PC Tools AntiVirus 7.0.3.5, AVEngine 20101.3.0.103 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Trend Micro AntiVirus 9.120.0.1004, and Trend Micro HouseCall 9.120.0.1004 allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection via a POSIX TAR file with an initial \50\4B\03\04 character sequence. NOTE: this may later be SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published showing that the error occurred independently in different TAR parser implementations.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80389
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2012/program.html
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80403
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80391
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80392
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20120319 Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80409
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80396
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 80395

Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)