Symantec Antivirus Engine 20151.1.0.32 Malformed PE Header Parser Memory Access Violation (SYM16-008)

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Synopsis :

An antivirus application installed on the remote host is affected by a
remote code execution vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Symantec Antivirus Engine (AVE) installed on the remote
host is 20151.1.0.32. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code
execution vulnerability due to improper parsing of malformed
portable-executable (PE) header files and executables packed with
early versions of Aspack. A remote attacker can exploit this by
convincing a user to download and scan a document or application
containing specially crafted PE header files, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca2cdf44

Solution :

Upgrade to Symantec Antivirus Engine 20151.1.1.4 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 91261 ()

Bugtraq ID: 90653

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2208

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