By Iain Thomson [06-04-2004]
Holes in vendor's antivirus software leave users vulnerable to hackers and worms
Security vendor F-Secure is urging users to patch their systems after the discovery of two flaws in a version of its antivirus software that leaves users vulnerable to hackers and virus writers.
The first flaw could give hackers complete access to a target PC through a hole that affects F-Secure BackWeb 6.31 and earlier versions. This makes the company's antivirus, BackWeb and policy management software vulnerable.
The second problem is in versions 5.41 and 5.42 of F-Secure's Anti-Virus for MIMEsweeper product. It allows the Sober D worm, which is sent in email-attached Zip files, to bypass the antivirus software and infect PCs.
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