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Check Point Advisories

Symantec ZIP Decompression Memory Access Violation (CVE-2016-3646)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0553
Date Published: 5 Jul 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 23 Oct 2018
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-3646
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Norton 360 prior to NGC 22.7
Norton Bootable Removal Tool prior to 2016.1
Norton Power Eraser prior to 5.1
Norton Security prior to NGC 22.7
Symantec Critical System Protection prior to 5.2.9 MP6
Symantec CSAPI prior to 10.0.4 HF01
Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.5 MP1
Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced 6.6 MP1
Symantec Embedded Systems Critical System Protection 1.0 MP5
Symantec Embedded Systems Critical System Protection 6.5.0 MP1
Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 12.1-RU6-MP5
Symantec Mail Security for Domino 8.1.3 and prior
Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange 7.5.4 and prior
Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange 7.5.4 and prior
Symantec Message Gateway prior to 10.6.1-4
Symantec Norton Antivirus prior to NGC 22.7
Symantec Norton Internet Security prior to NGC 22.7
Symantec Protection Engine 7.8.0
Symantec Protection Engine prior to 7.5.4
Symantec Protection for SharePoint Servers 6.0.6 and prior
Vulnerability Description Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Decomposer component of Symantec Antivirus Engine. These vulnerabilities are due to incorrect or missing bounds checks. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a maliciously crafted file to a user running this engine. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of SYSTEM.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 ZIP Decompression Memory Access Violation 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 ZIP Decompression Memory Access Violation

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