Symantec releases patch for critical security flaw

Posted on Thursday, Feb 10 2005 @ 00:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Symantec yesterday released patches for a vulnerability found in a wide range of its products, including BrightMail AntiSpam, AntiVirus Corporate Edition. On its website the company listed 29 of its products as vulnerable.
According to rival Internet Security Systems' X-Force research group, which discovered the flaw, the bug is in the DEC2EXE module of the Symantec Antivirus Library, a part of the scanning engine that's able to peek into compressed executable files squeezed with the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables) format.
Read more at InformationWeek


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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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