Symantec Firewalls Vulnerable to Intrusion, DOS Attack

By on May 14, 2004, 5:04 PM
[COLOR=#1951B9]Symantec has[URL=http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2004.05.12.html] confirmed a flaw[/URL] in its firewall software products for Windows that could enable remote access or denial of service by attackers.

The company has released updates to fix the security holes, discovered by [URL=http://www.eeye.com/html/Research/Advisories/index.html]eEye Digital Security[/URL]. Secunia termed the flow [URL=http://secunia.com/advisories/11066/]extremely critical[/URL] because of the large installed base for the affected Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall products and the potential for the flaw to be exploited by an auto-propagating worm.[/COLOR]

Full Article: [URL=http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/05/13/symantec_firewalls_vulnerable_to_intrusion_dos.html]Netcraft[/URL]




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BrownPaper said:
that is not good at all. at least the vulnerability is fixed. hopefully zonealarm does not suffer from that problem.
Per Hansson said:
No Zonealarm is fine...I am suprised such a serious hole is found in Symantecs firewalls because it indeed does mean that your system would be safer without their firewall if you simply had the windows automatic updates on....
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