Symantec patches Norton AV against DoS threats

Symantec has been forced to issue patches for two denial of service vulnerabilities in its main anti-virus software product.

Symantec has been forced to issue patches for two denial of service vulnerabilities in its main anti-virus software product.

The holes were found in the AutoProtect functionality of the Symantec Norton AntiVirus range in both the 2004 and 2005 versions.

They were discovered by Japan’s IT Promotion Agency and Computer Emergency Response Team. Both vulnerabilities can crash users’ machines.

Last month Symantec had to issue patches against a vulnerability found in its main anti-virus scanning engine.

Users of Symantec’s LiveUpdate service should already be patched against the latest threats.

The full Symantec advisory can be read here:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.03.28.html

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