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Vulnerability Score 4.3 4.3
CVE Id CVE-2012-1429
Last Modified 27 Jul 2012 11:30:32
Published 21 Mar 2012 06:11:47
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



The ELF file parser in Bitdefender 7.2, Comodo Antivirus 7424, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, eSafe, F-Secure Anti-Virus 9.0.16160.0, Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner, McAfee Anti-Virus Scanning Engine 5.400.0.1158, McAfee Gateway (formerly Webwasher) 2010.1C, and nProtect Anti-Virus 2011-01-17.01 allows remote attackers to bypass malware detection via an ELF file with a ustar character sequence at a certain location. NOTE: this may later be SPLIT into multiple CVEs if additional information is published showing that the error occurred independently in different ELF parser implementations.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Aladdin Esafe

  • Comodo Antivirus 7424

  • Emsisoft Anti-malware

  • F-secure Anti-virus 9.0.16160.0

  • Ikarus Virus Utilities T3 Command Line Scanner

  • Mcafee Gateway 2010.1c

  • Mcafee Scan Engine 5.400.0.1158

  • Nprotect Antivirus 2011-01-17.01

  • Softwin Bitdefender 7.2


BUGTRAQ - 20120319 Evasion attacks expoliting file-parsing vulnerabilities in antivirus products


XF - multiple-av-elf-ustar-evasion(74244)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:53:34