|Exploit publicly available||Yes*|
Some versions of Symantecís device driver SPBBCDRV.SYS contain a vulnerability which, if successfully exploited, could allow a local attacker to cause the system to crash.
|Norton 360||1.x||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Norton AntiSpam||2004, 2005||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Norton AntiVirus||2004 through 2008||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Norton Internet Security||2004 through 2008||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Norton Personal Firewall||2004, 2005, 2006||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Norton System Works||2004, 2005, 2006||Run LiveUpdate in Interactive Mode|
|Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition||10.0.x, all||SAV 10.1 MR7 and later|
|10.1.x, all versions prior to the fix|
|Symantec Client Security||3.0.x||SCS 3.1 MR7 and later|
|3.1.x ,all versions prior to the fix|
|Norton AntiVirus||2009 and later||all|
|Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition||all||all|
|Norton Internet Security||2009 and later||all|
|Norton Personal Firewall||2009 and later||all|
|Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition||9.x||all|
|Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition||10.2||all|
|Symantec AntiVirus for Linux||1.x||all|
|Symantec Client Security||2.x||all|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection||11.x||all|
Symantec was notified of a potential Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in the Symantec device driver SPBBCDRV.SYS. The vulnerability is caused by a failure to validate arguments sent to NtCreateMutant and NtOpenEvent.
A potential attacker must be logged into the target computer to attempt an exploit. A successful exploit of this vulnerability could potentially allow that user to crash their computer.
Symantec engineers have verified that the vulnerability exists in the products listed in the Affected Products table above, and have provided updates to correct the problem.
Symantec is not aware of any customers impacted by this issue, or of any attempts to exploit the issue
Updating Consumer (Norton) products
Symantec Norton product users who regularly launch and run LiveUpdate should already have received an updated (non-vulnerable) version of SPBBCDRV.SYS. However, to ensure all available updates have been applied, users can run a manual LiveUpdate as follows:
Symantec recommends any affected customers update their product to protect against potential attempts to exploit this issue. As part of normal best practices, Symantec recommends the following:
This issue was reported by Matousec-Transparent.
This issue is a candidate for inclusion in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems. The CVE initiative has assigned CVE-2007-1793 to this issue.
SecurityFocus has assigned BugTraq ID (BID) 23241 to this vulnerability.