Ref             : [TZO-16-2020] - F-SECURE Generic Malformed Container bypass (GZIP)
CVE             : CVE-2020-9342
Vendor          : F-SECURE
Status          : Patched
Blog            :
Vulnerability Dislosure Policy:

Affected Products
F-Secure Email and Server Security
F-Secure Internet GateKeeper

Linux below  17.0.605.474

I. Background
Quote: "Unprecedented challenges threaten to undermine the very survival of society. Only unprecedented innovation can prevent irreversible disasters. This is only possible if we trust the technology that can bring us together.

From our humble beginnings more than thirty years ago, F-Secure has grown into a reliable cyber security leader, earning the trust of organizations and people around the world."

II. Description
The parsing engine supports the GZIP Archive. The parsing engine can be bypassed by manipulating a GZIP archive(Compression Method). This way the User can extract the file but the AV Engine cannot giving the file a clean pass.

III. Impact

Impacts depends on the contextual use of the product and engine within the organisationof a customer. Gateway Products (Email, HTTP Proxy etc) may allow the file through unscanned and give it a clean bill of health. Server side AV software will not be able to discover any code or sample contained within this ISO file and it will not raise suspicion even  if you know exactly what you are looking for (Which is for example great to hide your implants
or Exfiltration/Pivot Server).

There is a lot more to be said about this bug class, so rather than bore you with it in this advisory I provide a link to my 2009 blog post

IV. Patch / Advisory

- For the unix version (IGK) the fix was released on 20th January with library version 17.0.605.474
- For Windows the version was already out in December 2019. There were also avira's fixes as well.

"We can conclude that January 20th date, since that is when the final fixes went out to production."

V. Disclosure timeline

We would like to thank F-Secure for their customer oriented way of handling this vulnerability.

- NOV 14 2019
Initiated Vulnerability coordination

- FEB 05 2020
F-Secure notifies me that they have patched the flaw.