Symantec Firewalls Vulnerable to Intrusion, DOS Attack

By Per Hansson
May 14, 2004
  1. Symantec Firewalls Vulnerable to Intrusion, DOS

    Symantec has confirmed a flaw 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 eEye Digital Security. Secunia termed the flow extremely critical 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.

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  2. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    that is not good at all. at least the vulnerability is fixed. hopefully zonealarm does not suffer from that problem.
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,959   +218

    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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