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vulnerability alert 7981

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.
Vulnerable software: F-PROT AV.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: document.
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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