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Vulnerability of pcAnywhere: denial of service with a buffer overflow

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A network attacker can generate an overflow leading to pcAnywhere stop.
Vulnerable products: pcAnywhere.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 30/11/2005.
Références of this bulletin: 2005.11.29, BID-15646, CVE-2005-3934, SYM05-026, VIGILANCE-VUL-5382.

Description of the vulnerability 

Symantec announced a buffer overflow in pcAnywhere.

This overflow occurs before authentication and leads to pcAnywhere stop. Its technical details are unknown.

This vulnerability permits a network attacker to conduct a denial of service.
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This computer weakness impacts software or systems such as pcAnywhere.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity threat.

Solutions for this threat 

pcAnywhere: patches.
Patches are available:
  consumer versions:
    http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/pca/index.html
  enterprise versions:
    http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/spca/files.html
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