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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1457

The TAR file parser in Avira AntiVir, Antiy Labs AVL SDK, avast! Antivirus 4.8.1351.0 and 5.0.677.0, AVG Anti-Virus, Bitdefender 7.2, Quick Heal (aka Cat QuickHeal) 11.00, ClamAV 0.96.4, Command Antivirus, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, eSafe, F-Prot Antivirus, G Data AntiVirus 21, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner, Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900, K7 AntiVirus 9.77.3565, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, Antimalware Engine 1.1.6402.0 in Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, NOD32 Antivirus 5795, Norman Antivirus 6.06.12, PC Tools AntiVirus, Rising Antivirus, AVEngine 20101.3.0.103 in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Trend Micro AntiVirus, Trend Micro HouseCall, VBA32, and VirusBuster allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection via a TAR archive entry with a length field that exceeds the total TAR file size. 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 : 2018-01-18
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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-2012-1457

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Aladdin Esafe * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Alwil Avast Antivirus 4.8.1351.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Alwil Avast Antivirus 5.0.677.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Anti-virus Vba32 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Antiy Avl Sdk * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Authentium Command Antivirus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application AVG Avg Anti-virus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Avira Antivir * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Bitdefender Bitdefender 7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application CAT Quick Heal 11.00 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Clamav Clamav 0.96.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Emsisoft Anti-malware * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Eset Nod32 Antivirus 5795 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application F-prot F-prot Antivirus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Gdata-software G Data Antivirus 21 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Ikarus Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Jiangmin Jiangmin Antivirus 13.0.900 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application K7computing Antivirus 9.77.3565 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-virus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mcafee Gateway 2010.1c * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mcafee Scan Engine 5.400.0.1158 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Norman Norman Antivirus \& Antispyware 6.06.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Pc Tools Pc Tools Antivirus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Rising-global Rising Antivirus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Trendmicro Housecall * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Trendmicro Trend Micro Antivirus * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Virusbuster Virusbuster * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Aladdin Esafe 1
Alwil Avast Antivirus 2
Anti-virus Vba32 1
Antiy Avl Sdk 1
Authentium Command Antivirus 1
AVG Avg Anti-virus 1
Avira Antivir 1
Bitdefender Bitdefender 1
CAT Quick Heal 1
Clamav Clamav 1
Emsisoft Anti-malware 1
Eset Nod32 Antivirus 1
F-prot F-prot Antivirus 1
Gdata-software G Data Antivirus 1
Ikarus Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner 1
Jiangmin Jiangmin Antivirus 1
K7computing Antivirus 1
Kaspersky Kaspersky Anti-virus 1
Mcafee Gateway 1
Mcafee Scan Engine 1
Microsoft Security Essentials 1
Norman Norman Antivirus \& Antispyware 1
Pc Tools Pc Tools Antivirus 1
Rising-global Rising Antivirus 1
Symantec Endpoint Protection 1
Trendmicro Housecall 1
Trendmicro Trend Micro Antivirus 1
Virusbuster Virusbuster 1

- References For CVE-2012-1457
OSVDB 80392
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:0833
BID 52610 Multiple AntiVirus Products CVE-2012-1457 TAR File Scan Evasion Vulnerability Release Date:2012-07-11
OSVDB 80403 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass Kaspersky Anti-Virus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
OSVDB 80391
OSVDB 80393
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 80395
OSVDB 80396
OSVDB 80389
OSVDB 80407 Command Antivirus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass Command Antivirus Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
OSVDB 80409 Quick Heal Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass Quick Heal Malformed TAR File Handling Scan Bypass
XF multiple-av-tar-length-evasion(74293)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1457

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