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Vulnerability of 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 Plus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Security, Symantec AV, SEP.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 4/4.
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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This cybersecurity note impacts software or systems such as Norton Antivirus Plus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Security, Symantec AV, SEP.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness announce is critical.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, 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 specialist ability can exploit this cybersecurity vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

Symantec AVE: version 20151.1.1.4.
The version 20151.1.1.4 is fixed.
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