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Zone Labs ZoneAlarm Vet anti-virus engine OLE processing vulnerability
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Zone Labs Security Alert
Zone Labs Anti-virus Engine OLE Processing Issue
Date Published May 24, 2005
Date Last Revised May 24, 2005
A security vulnerability existed in the anti-virus engine of specific
versions of ZoneAlarm Anti-Virus and ZoneAlarm Security Suite
(ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro are not affected.)
The vulnerability was caused due to an integer overflow in the Vet
anti-virus engine (VetE.dll) when analyzing OLE streams. This can be
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially
crafted Microsoft Office document.
Zone Labs has released an updated anti-virus engine for affected
products which is automatically applied during the next anti-virus
update, which typically occurs daily. Customers may also manually
update their anti-virus service for immediate protection.
Zone Labs remains committed to providing our customers with advanced
Internet security technologies for PC protection.
If successfully exploited, a skilled attacker could cause the
firewall to stop processing traffic, execute arbitrary code, or
elevate malicious code's privileges.
Zone Labs recommends affected users update their anti-virus engine
and definitions to the current versions which address the issue.
* ZoneAlarm Anti-virus and ZoneAlarm Security Suite
* ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro
* Check Point Integrity clients and Integrity Server
* Integrity Clientless Security products
ZoneAlarm Anti-Virus and ZoneAlarm Security Suite use the Vet engine
from Computer Associates for anti-virus detection. Due to an
integer wrap issue in the code associated with OLE processing, a
heap overflow may occur which could potentially allow a skilled
to cause the firewall to stop processing traffic or execute arbitrary
ZoneAlarm Anti-virus and ZoneAlarm Security Suite users should
upgrade the anti-virus engine to version 11.9.1 or later.
To update your ZoneAlarm Anti-virus or Security Suite product:
1. Select Antivirus
2. In the Status area, choose the Update Now option
3. Select Overview | Product Info and verify that the Antivirus
Vet engine version is 11.9.1 or higher
Zone Labs Security Services: http://www.zonelabs.com/security
Zone Labs would like to thank Alex Wheeler for reporting this issue
to Zone Labs.
Zone Labs customers who are concerned about this vulnerabilities or
have additional technical questions may reach our Technical Support
group at: http://www.zonelabs.com/support/
To report security issues with Zone Labs products contact:
security@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Note that any other matters sent to this
email address will not receive a response.
The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the
time of publishing based on currently available information. Use
of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS
condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information.
Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any
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protected under U.S. Patent No. 5,987,611. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.
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