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                  ESB-2007.0140 -- [Win][Linux][Solaris]
  Symantec Mail Security for SMTP arbitrary code execution vulnerability
                               2 March 2007


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0
Publisher:            US-CERT
Operating System:     Windows
                      Linux variants
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin:    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/875633

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#875633
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP arbitrary code execution vulnerability


	Symantec Mail Security for SMTP contains a vulnerability that may 
	allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial of 
	service condition.

I. Description

	Symantec Mail Security for SMTP is an antispam, antivirus, and content 
	filtering software package that scans email.

	Symantec Mail Security for SMTP contains a vulnerability that occurs 
	when processing mail messages with malformed headers. An attacker may 
	be able to exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted 
	email message through a vulnerable system.

II. Impact

	A remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code, or create 
	a denial of service condition.

III. Solution


	Symantec has issued patch 175 to address this and other issues. 
	See the 175 release notes for more details.

Systems Affected

	Vendor         Status      Date Updated
	Symantec, Inc. Vulnerable  1-Mar-2007




	Thanks to Steve Arvanitis for reporting this vulnerability.

	This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
	Other Information
	Date Public	02/09/2007
	Date First Published	03/01/2007 02:32:36 PM
	Date Last Updated	03/01/2007
	CERT Advisory	 
	CVE Name	 
	Metric	2.10
	Document Revision	12

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