Norton AntiVirus causes abnormal OS termination when a user edits a shared network file


Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005 contains a vulnerability which could cause abnormal OS termination if a user running the vulnerable Norton AntiVirus edits a file in the shared network folder if "SmartScan" is chosen in the "Which file types to scan for viruses" setting.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Local
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: Complete
Affected Products

Symantec Corporation
  • Norton AntiVirus 2005
  • Norton Internet Security 2005
  • Norton SystemWorks 2005 (Premier)


When a file in the shared network folder is edited, abnormal OS termination could occur.

Vendor Information

Symantec Corporation
CWE (What is CWE?)

CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2005-0923

  1. JVN : JVN#23D7E89F
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2005-0923
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA14741
  4. SecurityFocus : 12924
  5. SecurityTracker : 1013585
  6. SecurityTracker : 1013586
  7. SecurityTracker : 1013587
Revision History

  • [2008/05/21]
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