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Kaspersky Antivirus Library Remote Heap Overflow
From: list () rem0te com
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 13:44:54 +0000

Date
October 3, 2005

Vulnerability
The Kaspersky Antivirus Library provides file format support for virus analysis. During analysis of cab files Kaspersky 
is vulnerable to a heap overflow allowing attackers complete control of the system(s) being protected. This 
vulnerability can be exploited remotely without user interaction in default configurations through common protocols 
such as SMTP, SMB, HTTP, and FTP.

Impact
Successful exploitation of Kaspersky protected systems allows attackers unauthorized control of data and related 
privileges. It also provides leverage for further network compromise. Kaspersky Antivirus Library implementations are 
likely vulnerable in their default configuration.

Affected Products
Due to the library’s OS independent design and core functionality: it is likely this vulnerability affects a 
substantial portion of Kaspersky’s gateway, server, and client antivirus enabled product lines on most platforms.

http://www.kaspersky.com/products

Note: Kaspersky’s antivirus OEM product line is a program where vendors may license the vulnerable library. The 
following link is a list containing some of the Kaspersky partners with products also likely affected by this 
vulnerability. Refer to your vendor for specifics.

http://www.kaspersky.com/oemsuccess

Credit
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Alex Wheeler.

Contact
security () rem0te com

Advisory Details
http://www.rem0te.com/public/images/kaspersky.pdf


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