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Check Point Advisories

Symantec Antivirus multiple remote memory corruption unpacking MSPACK Archives (CVE-2016-2211)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0556
Date Published: 3 Jul 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Dec 2018
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-2211
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
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 Antivirus multiple remote memory corruption unpacking MSPACK Archives 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 multiple remote memory corruption unpacking MSPACK Archives

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