Major Vulnerability Found in Symantec Norton Antivirus

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Yesterday, it was publicly disclosed that users running versions of Symantec Norton Antivirus have a serious remote-code-execution vulnerability condition. No user intervention is even required. Peoples' PCs can be taken over without any action on their part. Good one Symantec! Reason #78,454,320 to not use Norton's Antivirus.

Date Reported:
May 24, 2006

Vendor:
Symantec

Description:
A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists within the Symantec Antivirus program. This flaw does not require any end user interaction for exploitation and can compromise affected systems, allowing for the execution of malicious code with SYSTEM level access.

Severity:
High (Remote Code Execution)

Remote Code Execution:
Yes

Software Affected:
Symantec Antivirus 10.x
Symantec Client Security 3.x
(Other Symantec Antivirus products are also potentially affected, waiting for vendor list)

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