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CVE-2012-1446 Detail


The ELF file parser in 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, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, Sophos Anti-Virus 4.61.0, CA eTrust Vet Antivirus 36.1.8511, Antiy Labs AVL SDK, PC Tools AntiVirus, Rising Antivirus, Fortinet Antivirus, and Panda Antivirus 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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/21/2012

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source BUGTRAQ 20120319 Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products External Source BID 52600

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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