McAfee has patched security flaws in its SecurityCenter software, the client security console that controls most of its anti-virus and other internet protection products.
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The company has distributed a SecurityCenter update to address the vulnerabilities, which potentially allow remote attackers to gain control of users’ PCs if they click on a link to a malicious website.
The problems relate to holes found in SecurityCenter 4.3 through to 6.0.22. Enterprise versions of the software are not affected by the flaws.
McAfee was warned of the flaws by internet security researcher eEye Digital Security last month.
eEye said the threat to users is “highly critical”, although McAfee said there is only a “medium” threat to users, as there has to be some user interaction to open up their systems to intruders.
McAfee says no user systems have so far been accessed using the flaws in SecurityCenter.
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