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Thread: Symantec Warns Of Flaw In Antivirus Program

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    Symantec Warns Of Flaw In Antivirus Program

    Haven't seen this posted

    Symantec Corp. is warning its customers about a security vulnerability within its antivirus application. The Internet security vendor ranks the flaw as "medium," while security research group Secunia pegged the flaw as "moderately critical."

    The flaw, which resides within Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2004 application, could let attackers run code of their choice on a user's system, launch unauthorized pop-ups, or even create a denial-of-service condition to freeze Symantec's antivirus application. Virus and worm writers are increasingly attempting to disable antivirus and personal firewall security applications, so a flaw such as this would be a prime target for virus writers seeking to disable a user's defenses.
    It's the second time this month that Symantec users have been advised to patch their security applications. On May 12, Symantec posted a security advisory and a handful of patches to fix several flaws within its consumer and corporate security software. Those flaws affected the consumer versions of Norton AntiSpam, Norton Internet Security and Professional, as well as Norton Personal Firewall for the years 2002 through 2004. Security holes within Symantec's corporate security software, Symantec Client Firewall 5.01 and 5.1.1 and Symantec Client Security 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 also were disclosed.
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    Heh, thanks for the head's up moxnix. Seem's like quite a number of problem's have plagued Symantec these last few week's and these added vulnerabilities don't help.
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    just goes to show: just because something is newer doesn't mean it's better
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    It seems to me that everyone and their mother has a security flaw these days. Even winamp had a security flaw sorta recently....

    Remember when we worried about boot sector viruses on floppys in the office? Those were the days.

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    Ahhh those were the days..

    now computing is like walking across a glacier in hi-heels (not that I do that sort of thing), it isnt very comfortable, you keep getting stuck in some minor fissur and you don't know when that little ripple in the ice may just open up one mother of all crevasse's..

    or is it like going into a Cathouse with out a rubber.. ..hmmm no thats for why you use an AV..

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