ESET NOD32 Antivirus up to 2.2288 integer coercion

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A vulnerability was found in ESET NOD32 Antivirus up to 2.2288 (Anti-Malware Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-192. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 07/20/2007. The weakness was shared 07/20/2007 by Sergio Alvarez with n.runs AG as confirmed posting (Bugtraq). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-3971 since 07/25/2007. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 25756 (NOD32 Antivirus Run-Time Decompressors Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 2.2289 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 24988), X-Force (35525), Secunia (SA26124), SecurityTracker (ID 1018436) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-15722). The entries 37980 and 37978 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.8
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-192
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 25756
Nessus Name: NOD32 Antivirus Run-Time Decompressors Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: NOD32 Antivirus 2.2289


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Researcher: Sergio Alvarez
Organization: n.runs AG
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2007-3971 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 24988 - ESET NOD32 Antivirus Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 26124
X-Force: 35525
SecurityTracker: 1018436
Vulnerability Center: 15722 - ESET NOD32 Antivirus Integer Overflow Allows Remote Attacker to Cause DoS, Medium
OSVDB: 37977 - NOD32 Antivirus Crafted ASPACK Packed File Handling Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2007-2602

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Created: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM
Updated: 07/22/2019 04:58 PM
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