Symantec Releases Security Update

Number: AV16-051
Date: 18 March 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security updates for Symantec Endpoint Protection.


Symantec has released a Security Advisory to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized elevated access to the affected system. 

Affected software versions:

- Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager version 12.1
- Symantec Endpoint Protection Client version 12.1

CVE References: CVE-2015-8152, CVE-2015-8153, CVE-2015-8154

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

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