Avast Antivirus up to 7424 RAR File Parser access control
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Avast Antivirus (Anti-Malware Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component RAR File Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is integrity. CVE summarizes:
The RAR file parser in ClamAV 0.96.4, Rising Antivirus 22.83.00.03, Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00, G Data AntiVirus 21, AVEngine 20184.108.40.206 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Command Antivirus 220.127.116.11, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner 18.104.22.168, Emsisoft Anti-Malware 22.214.171.124, PC Tools AntiVirus 126.96.36.199, F-Prot Antivirus 188.8.131.52, VirusBuster 184.108.40.206, Fortinet Antivirus 220.127.116.11, Antiy Labs AVL SDK 18.104.22.168, K7 AntiVirus 9.77.3565, Trend Micro HouseCall 22.214.171.1244, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 126.96.36.199, Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900, Antimalware Engine 1.1.6402.0 in Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, Sophos Anti-Virus 4.61.0, NOD32 Antivirus 5795, Avira AntiVir 188.8.131.52, Norman Antivirus 6.06.12, McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, Panda Antivirus 10.0.2.7, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, Trend Micro AntiVirus 184.108.40.2064, Comodo Antivirus 7424, Bitdefender 7.2, eSafe 220.127.116.11, F-Secure Anti-Virus 9.0.16160.0, nProtect Anti-Virus 2011-01-17.01, AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2011.01.18.00, AVG Anti-Virus 10.0.0.1190, avast! Antivirus 4.8.1351.0 and 5.0.677.0, and VBA32 18.104.22.168 allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass malware detection via a RAR file with an initial MZ character sequence. NOTE: this may later be SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published showing that the error occurred independently in different RAR parser implementations.
The weakness was shared 03/19/2012 by Suman Jana and Vitaly Shmatikov as confirmed mailinglist post (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at seclists.org. The vendor was not involved in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-1443 since 02/29/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.
A public exploit has been developed by Suman Jana / Vitaly Shmatikov and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at seclists.org. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1026840). The entries 4914, 4915, 4916 and 4917 are related to this item.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.1
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VulDB Temp Score: 7.1
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ExploitingClass: Access control
Author: Suman Jana / Vitaly Shmatikov
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03/19/2012 +19 days 🔍
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03/26/2012 +3 days 🔍
04/02/2012 +7 days 🔍
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Researcher: Suman Jana/Vitaly Shmatikov
CVE: CVE-2012-1443 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 52612 - Multiple AntiVirus Products CVE-2012-1443 RAR File Scan Evasion Vulnerability
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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EntryCreated: 04/02/2012 10:58 AM
Updated: 04/26/2018 10:50 AM
Changes: 04/02/2012 10:58 AM (66), 04/26/2018 10:50 AM (6)
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