Check Point Advisories

Symantec AntiVirus Real Time Virus Scan Service Stack Overflow (CVE-2006-2630)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-244
Date Published: 18 Nov 2009
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 14 Feb 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-2630
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security are applications designed to protect organizations from the threat of viruses, malware, and intrusion attempts. Both applications can be deployed in an enterprise network environment, and they both support an anti-virus scanning mechanism, a firewall with centralized management, and an automatic signature update mechanism.There exists a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the Real-Time Scan Service component of various Symantec Antivirus products. The flaw exists due to insufficient verification of user input processed by the service Log Forwarding component.In a case of an unsuccessful code execution attempt, the target seems to enter a corrupted state. Restarting or killing the process via common methods seems to be impossible. The functionality is restored upon restarting the target system.In an improbable case where code injection is successful, the flow of the process is diverted to the injected code and the attacker may execute arbitrary code on the target system. In such a case, the behaviour of the target host is dependent on the intention of the injected code. Any code executed will be within the privileges of the current service process, which is System by default.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Symantec AntiVirus Real Time Virus Scan Service Stack Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Security Products Enforcement Violation
Attack Information:  Symantec Antivirus real time virus scan service stack overflow

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