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Vulnerability in Symantec AntiVirus

December 6, 2006

Case users, students, faculty, and staff are advised to update their Symantec AntiVirus clients due to a known vulnerability that is now being exploited by the W32.Spybot.ACYR.

The Case Software Center has the most updated version (10.1.5.5000) available for download by users with a valid Case network ID.

An ITS News item addresses the update to this software.

A number of educational institutions were affected, which seemed to be the target of the perpetrators of this botnet infection, according to an article in SecurityFocus.

This appears to be a growing trend of exploits aimed at applications with known vulnerabilities, also known as targeted attacks.

Posted by Thomas Siu at 01:56 PM

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