Flawed library impacts 60 Symantec products

By : |December 25, 2005 0



NEW DELHI: Further to a bug-report made public by an independent researcher Alex Wheeler, security solution provider Symantec has announced that about 60 of its products are affected by the critical vulnerability. Said an online report.

In its advisory, Symantec has listed 48 enterprise solutions and about 15 consumer products that may be open to attack as they make use of the flawed library. Under attack are popular names like Norton Antivirus 2006, Internet Security, SystemWorks, Personal Firewall, Norton AntiVirus for Microsoft Exchange, BrightMail Antispam, AntiVirus for handhelds etc.

                                 

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The bug has been reported in the AntiVirus Library, WinRAR that handles RAR compressed files. WinRAR is a part of most of Symantec’s products.

Symantec has released no patches yet, but has created a special detection capability that can be installed by vulnerable systems. The detection is available to all desktop, servers and gateway product versions of Symantec.

Symantec has not shown panic over the detected vulnerability as till date there is no news of any exploit, said the company in its advisory. The company says it is working on patches, but has given no timeline for the same and has urged all users to run LiveUpdate to download heuristic detection.

Earlier editions of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security, are not under the attack-umbrella.


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