CVE-2008-5541

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General

Score:9.3/10.0
Severity:High
Category:Input Validation Error

Impact Metrics

Confidentiality:Complete
Integrity:Complete
Availability:Complete

Exploitability Metrics

Access Vector:Network
Access Complexity:Medium
Authentication:None

Published on 12/12/08 - Updated on 11/10/18

Description

Sophos Anti-Virus 4.33.0, when Internet Explorer 6 or 7 is used, allows remote attackers to bypass detection of malware in an HTML document by placing an MZ header (aka "EXE info") at the beginning, and modifying the filename to have (1) no extension, (2) a .txt extension, or (3) a .jpg extension, as demonstrated by a document containing a CVE-2006-5745 exploit.

Category: Input Validation Error

CWE-20 (Input Validation)
The product does not validate or incorrectly validates input that can affect the control flow or data flow of a program.

Security Notices

US National Vulnerability DatabaseCVE-2008-5541

Exploits

No exploits available for this CVE in our database.

Relative technologies

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sophosanti-virus

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