Multiple AntiVirus Products ELF File Scan Evasion Vulnerability

Summary

This allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection via an ELF file with a modified encoding field. NOTE: this may later be SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published showing that the error occurred independently in different ELF parser implementations.

Credit:

The original article can be found at: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-1446
The original article can be found at: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/52600


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00,
 * McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158,
 * AVEngine 20101.3.0.103 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11,
 * Norman Antivirus 6.06.12,
 * eSafe 7.0.17.0,
 * Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0.0.125,
 * McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C,
 * Sophos Anti-Virus 4.61.0, CA eTrust Vet Antivirus 36.1.8511,
 * Antiy Labs AVL SDK 2.0.3.7, PC Tools AntiVirus 7.0.3.5,
 * Rising Antivirus 22.83.00.03, Fortinet Antivirus 4.2.254.0,
 * Panda Antivirus 10.0.2.7

Multiple Antivirus products are prone to a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to bypass on-demand scans.
Successful exploits will allow attackers to bypass on-demand virus scanning, possibly allowing malicious files to escape detection.

Vendor Status:
Symantec and other vendors have issued an update for this vulnerablity

Patch Availability:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/522005

CVE Information:
CVE-2012-1446

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