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Vulnerability of F-PROT: denial of service via zip

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can send a corrupted zip file to a victim, this will generate a denial of service.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Creation date: 31/07/2008.
Références of this computer vulnerability: BID-30461, VIGILANCE-VUL-7981.

Description of the vulnerability

The F-PROT antivirus checks every files on the computer of the victim.

An attacker can send a corrupted zip file, this last will generate an infinite loop in F-PROT.

An attacker can therefore generate a denial of service.
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This vulnerability note impacts software or systems such as F-PROT AV.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity vulnerability is low.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of document.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this computer threat note.

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