Intrusion Prevention

Symantec.pcAnywhere.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Symantec pcAnywhere.
The vulnerability is caused by an unspecified boundary checking error, that could be triggered prior to user authentication, which could lead to denial of service.

Affected Products

Symantec pcAnywhere 11.5.1
Symantec pcAnywhere 11.5
Symantec pcAnywhere 11.0.1
Symantec pcAnywhere 11.0
Symantec pcAnywhere 10.5
Symantec pcAnywhere 10.0
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.2
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.0.1
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.0
Symantec pcAnywhere 8.0.2
Symantec pcAnywhere 8.0.1

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patches for consumer versions of Symantec pcAnywhere :
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/pca/index.html
Apply patches for enterprise versions of Symantec pcAnywhere :
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/spca/files.html

CVE References

CVE-2005-3934