80376 : Sophos Anti-Virus Malformed Microsoft Office File Handling Scan Bypass
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Sophos Anti-Virus contains a flaw related to the anti-virus / anti-malware scanning functionality. The issue is triggered when the program is handling a specially crafted ustar character sequence within a Microsoft Office file. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to bypass the scanning allowing for the delivery of malware.


Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Solution Unknown
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Security Software


OSVDB is not aware of a solution for this vulnerability.


Sophos Ltd.
Sophos Anti-Virus



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-03-21 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0


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