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Symantec AntiVirus Worm Hole Puts Millions at Risk

By Ryan Naraine ~ eWEEK.com

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.

"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.

Symantec's anti-virus software is deployed on more than 200 million systems in both the enterprise and consumer markets, and the threat of a network worm attack is very real.

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you know things are bad when your lead programmer says "uh-oh"...

edit. on second thought, maybe it was put there on purpose? so all those people that don't have a valid license and can't get the updates are screwed? was the hole always there or did it come with an update?

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you know things are bad when your lead programmer says "uh-oh"...

edit. on second thought, maybe it was put there on purpose? so all those people that don't have a valid license and can't get the updates are screwed? was the hole always there or did it come with an update?

LOL ~ I'm afraid to ask!!  her

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