Kaspersky Lab says it will release a full fix for the widely reported flaw in its Windows anti-virus scanning engine later today.
The flaw gave remote attackers the opportunity to take over users’ machines by sending them a malformed compression file via e-mail. Once it got past the AV scanning engine, the file could infect a machine without any user interaction.
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Kaspersky said that even before the widespread publicity about the flaw appeared it had already updated the signatures on its AV engine to stop most potential attacks exploiting the flaw.
A full fix to stop all such attacks will be available later today from Kaspersky's website.
The company has confirmed that the following products need to be updated: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5.0, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 for Windows Workstations, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 for Windows File Servers, and Kaspersky Personal Security Suite 1.1.