Symantec anti-virus flaw puts millions at risk

Posted on Friday, May 26 2006 @ 21:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus solution could put millions of users at risk:
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.

"We have confirmed that an attacker can execute code without the user clicking or opening anything," Puterbaugh said.
More details over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: Symantec anti-virus flaw puts millions at risk
by Anonymous on Saturday, May 27 2006 @ 01:11 CEST
Where's the link???