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vulnerability announce 18672

Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Endpoint: memory corruption via RAR/ZIP

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via a RAR/ZIP archive on Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Endpoint Security, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable products: Kaspersky AV.
Severity of this weakness: 3/4.
Consequences of an attack: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 11/01/2016.
Références of this bulletin: VIGILANCE-VUL-18672.

Description of the vulnerability

The Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Endpoint Security product analyzes RAR and ZIP archives.

However, a malformed RAR or ZIP archive corrupts the memory. This vulnerability was initially announced in VIGILANCE-VUL-18317 for ZIP and Kaspersky Anti-Virus only.

An attacker can therefore generate a memory corruption via a RAR/ZIP archive on Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Endpoint Security, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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