CA in malformed archives malware risk

Thursday, 7 June 2007, 6:25 PM EST

CA has updated its anti-virus software to guard against a brace of flaws that created a means for hackers to turn the security protection software against its users.

Both bugs involved problems in processing malformed CAB archives. Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities potentially allows execution of arbitrary code or system crashes thanks to that perennial hacker favourite, buffer overflow flaws.

At The Register.

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