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Symantec critical security hole

by Nikola Strahija on October 8th, 2005 Symantec's anti-virus scan engine has a critical security bug, which allows attackers to take control over affected systems. Users are strongly advised to download and install a patch from the company.

A bug in the Scan Engine's admin interface, could allow an attacker to take over a system by creating a special HTTP request, Symantec said in a security advisory. The attacker would however need to gain access to an exposed admin port to gain access.

Users of versions 4.0 and 4.3 of the Scan Engine product are advised to upgrade to version 4.3.12.

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