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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Kaspersky Antivirus PE File Denial of Service Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks date of virus signatures

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host contains an antivirus application that is
prone to a denial of service attack.

Description :

The version of Kaspersky Antivirus installed on the remote host is
affected by a denial of service issue that can be triggered with a
specially-crafted PE (portable executable) file to send the scanning
engine into an infinite loop and prevent scanning of other files.

See also :

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=459
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/456110/30/0/threaded

Solution :

Update the virus signatures to 01/02/2007 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.3
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/I:N/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21901

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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