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Vulnerability of Outpost Security Suite: bypassing

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

When a filename contains special characters, it can bypass restrictions of the antivirus or of the firewall.
Vulnerable systems: Outpost Firewall.
Severity of this threat: 1/4.
Creation date: 23/07/2008.
Références of this weakness: BID-30347, VIGILANCE-VUL-7964.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Outpost Security Suite product is composed of an antivirus and of a firewall.

When a filename contains character sequences corresponding to an HTML entity (such as "‣"), this file bypasses the antivirus and execution restrictions of the firewall.

An attacker can therefore use a file with a special name in order to bypass Outpost Security Suite.
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This vulnerability alert impacts software or systems such as Outpost Firewall.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness alert 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 vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

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