Secunia Research: Symantec Mail Security Folio Flat File Parsing Buffer Overflows

2008-04-14T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:19635
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-04-14T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 08/04/2008
  • Symantec Mail Security Folio Flat File Parsing Buffer Overflows -

====================================================================== Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.1 p187
  • Symantec Mail Security for Exchange 5.0.7.373
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino 7.5.0.19

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical Impact: From remote Where: System access

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for SMTP provides high-performance, integrated mail protection against virus threats, spam, and other unwanted content at the earliest point of network entry.".

Product Link: http://www.symantec.com/business/products/overview.jsp?pcid=2250&pvid=845_1

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered 21 vulnerabilities in Symantec Mail Security, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Boundary errors within the "Folio Flat File" speed reader (foliosr.dll) when handling attribute values of a number of tags (eg. DI, FD, FT, JD, JL, LE, OB, OD, OL, PN, PS, PW, RD, QL, or TS) can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

For Symantec Mail Security for SMTP update to version 5.0.1 patch 189, which resolves the vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities will be fixed by upcoming patches for Symantec Mail Security for Exchange and Symantec Mail Security for Domino.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

28/12/2007 - Autonomy notified. 28/12/2007 - Autonomy responds. 03/01/2008 - Symantec and other vendors notified. 07/01/2008 - Symantec responds. 11/03/2008 - Symantec release p189 of SMSSMTP 5.0.1 containing fix. 14/03/2008 - Secunia notifies other vendors of published fix. 08/04/2008 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2007-6020 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-105/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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