27 June 2007
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0471 -- [Win][RedHat][Solaris]
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP Executable Attachment
Parsing Denial of Service
27 June 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Symantec Mail Security
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2007-1792
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June 26, 2007
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP Executable Attachment Parsing Denial
Remote Access Yes
Local Access No
Authentication Required No
Exploit publicly available No
A denial of service has been discovered in Symantec Mail Security for
SMTP when parsing Executable Attachments.
Products Versions Solution
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.0 Upgrade to 5.0.1 and apply patch
5.0.1 Apply Patch 181
Symantec Mail Security Appliance 5.0.x Update to 5.0.0-36 or later
The following products are not affected by this vulnerability.
Symantec Mail Security for MSE All
Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam All
Symantec Mail Security Appliance 4.1.x
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP fails to properly check for boundary
errors when parsing executable attachments. This issue can lead to a
Denial of Service.
Symantec has released a downloadable updates for this issue available
through the Platinum Support Web Site for Platinum customers or
through the FileConnect -Electronic Software Distribution web site
for all licensed users.
Users of Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.0 are encouraged to
upgrade to 5.0.1 and then download and apply the update.
To date, Symantec is not aware of any reported attempts to exploit
Symantec would like to thank Dyon Balding of Secunia for reporting
this issue to Symantec, and working with us on the resolution.
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Symantec strongly recommends using encrypted email for reporting
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Product Security PGP key can be obtained from the location provided
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Response Policy Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key
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Initial Post on: Tuesday, 26-Jun-07 12:00:00
Last modified on: Tuesday, 26-Jun-07 21:30:05
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