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Big hole in Symantic Anti-Virus Software
« on: May 27, 2006, 12:54:35 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

A big flaw has been discovered in Symantic AV Software:

Finding exploitable leaks inside security software is bad as it is, but finding up problems of a general nature like stack-based buffer overflows means that there are systematic problems. Secure coding is expensive to small developers, but a multi million company like  Symantec could afford to do so".

If the vulnerability is exploitable by a worm, this could mean there would be a gigantic spread, because Symantic runs on many a machine, but it was stated that Norton Internet Security 2006 as used by many consumers is not vulnerable.

But recently also a flaw with the scanning engine was patched:Symantec Scan Engine Web Interface Unauthorized Access Vulnerability: By exploiting a proprietary XML command language, a remote unauthorized attacker could access the Scan Engine's administrative interface, allowing them to do anything a local user could do. Symantec has released an update, available here:


« Last Edit: May 27, 2006, 01:03:37 PM by polonus »
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