Breaking AV software presented at Kiwicon 2014

by Joxean Koret,

Summary : Antivirus software is a common component of today's computer systems ranging from home users to corporate and government servers. However, security issues related to the AV software itself are not usually considered when deploying such security solutions. Users are not fully conscious of the issues related to using AV software and some AV vendors do not put the required effort in securing their products. In this talk we will cover vulnerability discovery and remote exploitation of AV software. During the talk the details of a number of vulnerabilities, both 0days and recently fixed ones, will be published. The talk aims to raise the level of awareness about the security of AV software to both users and vendors.