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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Symantec Data Loss Prevention Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Data Loss Prevention Buffer Overflow in Autonomy KeyView Module Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022772
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022772
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 26 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): various versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Data Loss Prevention. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a Microsoft Excel file with a specially crafted Shared String Table (SST) record that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow in the Autonomy KeyView module and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in the third-party Autonomy KeyView module.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention Enforce/Detection Servers, Symantec Data Loss Prevention Enforce/Detection Servers for Windows, Symantec Data Loss Prevention Enforce/Detection Servers for Linux, and Symantec Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Agents are affected.

The vendor was notified on May 5, 2009.

Joshua J. Drake of iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued hotfixes. A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2009&suid=20090825_00

Vendor URL:  www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2009&suid=20090825_00 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Windows (2003), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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