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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Client Security Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Client Security Input Validation Flaw in SPBBCDRV.SYS Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021388
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1793   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.x, 3.1.x prior to 3.1 MR7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Client Security. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send specially crafted parameter values to the NtCreateMutant and NtOpenEvent functions of the 'SPBBCDRV.SYS' device driver to cause the target system to crash.

Matousec-Transparent reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was originally reported in April 2007 as affecting Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security. See Alert ID 1017837 and 1017838.]

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1 MR7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 11 Dec 2008 18:58:56 -0500
Subject:  Norton 360, Norton AntiSpam, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton System Works, Symantec AntiVirus, Symantec Client Security


Norton 360

Norton AntiSpam	2004, 2005

Norton AntiVirus 2004 through 2008

Norton Internet Security 2004 through 2008

Norton Personal Firewall 2004, 2005, 2006

Norton System Works 2004, 2005, 2006

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0.x, 10.1.x 

Symantec Client Security 

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