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Norton Insufficient validation of 'SymTDI' driver input buffer
From: Matousec - Transparent security Research <research () matousec com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:06:43 +0100
We would like to inform you about a vulnerability in Symantec Norton products.
Norton insufficiently protects its driver \Device\SymEvent against a manipulation by malicious applications and it
to validate its input buffer. It is possible to open this driver and send arbitrary data to it, which are implicitly
believed to be valid. It is possible to assemble the data in the input buffer such that the driver performs an invalid
memory operation and crashes the whole operating system. Further impacts of this bug (like possibility of arbitrary
execution in the kernel mode) were not examined.
* Norton Personal Firewall 2006 version 220.127.116.11
* Norton Personal Firewall 2006 version 18.104.22.168
* probably all versions of Norton Personal Firewall 2006, Norton Internet Security 2006 and other products that
* possibly older versions of Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security
More details and a proof of concept including its source code are available here:
Matousec - Transparent security Research
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