ESET NOD32 Antivirus up to 2.2288 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in ESET NOD32 Antivirus up to 2.2288 (Anti-Malware Software). Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 07/20/2007. The weakness was published 07/20/2007 by Sergio Alvarez with n.runs AG (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2007-3972 since 07/25/2007. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

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 (35524), Secunia (SA26124), Vulnerability Center (SBV-15723) and Tenable (25756). Similar entries are available at 37979 and 37978.





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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-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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
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CVE: CVE-2007-3972 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 24988 - ESET NOD32 Antivirus Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 26124
X-Force: 35524
Vulnerability Center: 15723 - ESET NOD32 Antivirus Divide-By-Zero Error Allows Remote Attacker to Cause DoS, Medium
OSVDB: 37978 - NOD32 Antivirus Crafted ASPACK / FSG File handling DoS
Vupen: ADV-2007-2602

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Created: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM
Updated: 07/22/2019 05:00 PM
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