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computer vulnerability alert CVE-2016-2208

Symantec AVE: memory corruption via PE Header

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a memory corruption via a PE Header on Symantec AVE, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code with system privileges.
Impacted software: Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Security, Symantec AV, SEP.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 4/4.
Consequences of an attack: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights, user access/rights, denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Attacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 17/05/2016.
Références of this announce: 820, BID-90653, CVE-2016-2208, SYM16-008, VIGILANCE-VUL-19636.

Description of the vulnerability

The Symantec AVE engine analyzes executable in PE format.

However, a malformed PE header corrupts the memory of a kernel driver.

An attacker can therefore generate a memory corruption via a PE Header on Symantec AVE, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code with system privileges.
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