Symantec Mail Security for SMTP Message Handling Arbitrary Code Execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that may allow
arbitrary code execution.

Description :

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP, which provides antispam and anti-
virus protection for the IIS SMTP Service, is installed on the remote
Windows host.

There is reportedly an issue with the version of Symantec Mail
Security for SMTP on the remote host that can be triggered by messages
with malformed headers and lead to a crash or arbitrary code
execution.

Note that successful exploitation of this issue would allow an
attacker to gain complete control of the affected host as Symantec
Mail Security for SMTP runs with LOCAL SYSTEM privileges by default.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e22007ca

Solution :

Upgrade as necessary to Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 and apply
patch 175 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 24755 ()

Bugtraq ID: 22782

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1252

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