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CVE-2005-3399

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

Multiple interpretation error in CAT-QuickHeal 8.0 allows remote attackers to bypass virus scanning via a file such as BAT, HTML, and EML with an "MZ" magic byte sequence which is normally associated with EXE, which causes the file to be treated as a safe type that could still be executed as a dangerous file type by applications on the end system, as demonstrated by a "triple headed" program that contains EXE, EML, and HTML content, aka the "magic byte bug."

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published