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Author Topic: Breaking News: Symantec AntiVirus Worm Hole Puts Millions at Risk - fixed may 27  (Read 2545 times)

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Symantec AntiVirus Worm Hole Puts Millions at Risk

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A gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus software suite could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack, Internet security experts warned May 25.
Researchers at eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, said it could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the target machine "without any user action."
 "This is definitely wormable. Once exploited, you get a command shell that gives you complete access to the machine. You can remove, edit or destroy files at will," said eEye Digital Security spokesperson Mike Puterbaugh.
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« Last Edit: May 27, 2006, 10:19:11 PM by mouser »

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Kind of funny that they're in the ad for their own gotcha column.  :P
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looks like they fixed it.

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Less than 48 hours of the discovery of a high-risk worm hole in two enterprise-facing anti-virus products, Symantec ships patches and recommends workarounds.

http://www.eweek.com...,1895,1968603,00.asp

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Interesting ... Reuters reported this story today by email but when you went to the website it had been pulled!

Even if they fixed it I think it will be a while before they save face ...

Here is another article released today: http://blogs.zdnet.c...3111&tag=nl.e550

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The screenshot for that page is a definite keeper...added it to my comedy collection.  ;D