Symantec Releases Security Update

Number: AV16-189
Date: 16 November 2016

Purpose

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

Assessment

Symantec has released a Security Advisory to address critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges on affected systems.

Affected Products:
- Symantec IT Management Suite version 8.0
- Symantec Ghost Solution Suite version 3.1
- Symantec Endpoint Virtualization version 7.x

CVE References: CVE-2016-6590

Suggested Action

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

References

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20161115_00

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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http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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