New patches for Norton

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  1. kemical

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    A vulnerability or two has been discovered in a range of Norton products:

    Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy has uncovered critical vulnerabilities in a range of Symantec and Norton Antivirus products, which could be exploited by malicious hackers to launch attacks.

    Here's the skinny from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT):

    The large number of products affected (24 products), across multiple platforms (OSX, Windows, and Linux), and the severity of these vulnerabilities (remote code execution at root or SYSTEM privilege) make this a very serious event. A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to run arbitrary code at root or SYSTEM privileges by taking advantage of these vulnerabilities. Some of the vulnerabilities require no user interaction and are network-aware, which could result in a wormable-event.

    Check out Symantec's SYM16-008 and SYM16-010 security advisories for more details of the available patches.
    Ref:
    US government tells Norton Antivirus users to apply security patches asap
     

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