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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1456

The TAR file parser in AVG Anti-Virus, Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00, Comodo Antivirus 7424, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, eSafe, F-Prot Antivirus, Fortinet Antivirus, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner, Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, NOD32 Antivirus 5795, Norman Antivirus 6.06.12, Panda Antivirus, Rising Antivirus, Sophos Anti-Virus 4.61.0, AVEngine 20101.3.0.103 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Trend Micro AntiVirus, and Trend Micro HouseCall allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection via a TAR file with an appended ZIP file. NOTE: this may later be SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published showing that the error occurred independently in different TAR parser implementations.
Publish Date : 2012-03-21 Last Update Date : 2012-08-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-1456

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Aladdin Esafe Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application AVG Avg Anti-virus Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application CAT Quick Heal 11.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Comodo Comodo Antivirus 7424 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Emsisoft Anti-malware Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Eset Nod32 Antivirus 5795 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application F-prot F-prot Antivirus Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Fortinet Fortinet Antivirus Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ikarus Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Jiangmin Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-virus Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mcafee Gateway 2010.1c Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mcafee Scan Engine 5.400.0.1158 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Norman Norman Antivirus & Antispyware 6.06.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Pandasecurity Panda Antivirus Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Rising-global Rising Antivirus Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Sophos Sophos Anti-virus 4.61.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Trendmicro Housecall Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Trendmicro Trend Micro Antivirus Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Aladdin Esafe 1
AVG Avg Anti-virus 1
CAT Quick Heal 1
Comodo Comodo Antivirus 1
Emsisoft Anti-malware 1
Eset Nod32 Antivirus 1
F-prot F-prot Antivirus 1
Fortinet Fortinet Antivirus 1
Ikarus Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner 1
Jiangmin Jiangmin Antivirus 1
Kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-virus 1
Mcafee Gateway 1
Mcafee Scan Engine 1
Norman Norman Antivirus & Antispyware 1
Pandasecurity Panda Antivirus 1
Rising-global Rising Antivirus 1
Sophos Sophos Anti-virus 1
Symantec Endpoint Protection 1
Trendmicro Housecall 1
Trendmicro Trend Micro Antivirus 1

- References For CVE-2012-1456
OSVDB 80409 Quick Heal Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass Quick Heal Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
XF multiple-av-zip-archive-evasion(74289)
BID 52608 Multiple AntiVirus Products CVE-2012-1456 ZIP File Scan Evasion Vulnerability Release Date:2012-03-20
BUGTRAQ 20120319 Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products
OSVDB 80406 F-Prot Antivirus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass F-Prot Antivirus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
OSVDB 80403 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass Kaspersky Anti-Virus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
OSVDB 80396
OSVDB 80395
OSVDB 80391
OSVDB 80390
OSVDB 80389

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1456

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