Symantec Releases Security Update
Date: 17 May 2016
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the recently released security update for Symantec Antivirus Engine.
Symantec has released a Security Advisory to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root/system privileges on affected systems.
Affected software versions:
- Symantec Anti-Virus Engine version 20184.108.40.206
CVE Reference : CVE-2016-2208
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.
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