[unisog] Symantec Vulnerability - info

Allison MacFarlan allison.macfarlan at yale.edu
Thu Feb 10 22:01:48 GMT 2005

Symantec has decided not to update the vulnerable versions on the
Windows platform. They are advising customers to upgrade to a new
build. In NAV/SAV 9.*, this is build and higher. We have
not determined yet whether a new build can be installed on top
of the old one, or if you'll have to rip it out.

It is not available on their site. You'll have to get the executables
from your Symantec rep. (Good luck.)

For the Macintosh platform, they *will* be upgrading the product through
Live Update. You can get your update by running Live Update now.
Technically, the "update" disables the dec2exe module. They hope to
have a permanent fix out in the next week.

:-| !*&%

On Thursday, Feb 10, 2005, at 15:02 US/Eastern, Brance Amussen :))_S 

> Has anyone seen updates from Symantec yet??
> I have run LiveUpdate repeatedly on 4 machines... No Change!!!
> Also isc doesn't think they are available yet..
> Anyone?? Bueller... Bueller...?
> Also product update site at Symantec, lists no product update for 
> Symantec
> Corp v9.x and for v8.x it lists 2 from August 2003... I can't find any
> updates for any product addressing this issue..
> Ugh..
> Brance :)_S
> ____________________________________________
> Brance Amussen
> Network/Systems Admin
> Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
> Johns Hopkins University
> brance{AT}jhu.edu
> ____________________________________________
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Jason Alexander
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:00 PM
> To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
> Subject: Re: [unisog] Symantec Vulnerability
> Is that how you read it.  It looks like to me anything 9.01.1000 or 
> over is
> ok. At least for the Corp version
> Jason Alexander
> Sr. Security Analyst
> IT Security Office
> The University of Iowa
> Ramon Kagan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I wouldn't assume you're ok =).  I've done a live update and the patch
>> revision number does not change.  You need to have 9.0.3 I believe, at
>> least that's my interpretation of the notification.  I agree there is
>> some ambiguity, so I think the prudent thing to do is to call you rep
>> (yeah
>> fun)
>> Ramon Kagan
>> York University, Computing and Network Services Information Security
>> -  Senior Information Security Analyst (416)736-2100 #20263
>> rkagan at yorku.ca
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Allison S. MacFarlan
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Academic Media and Technology
Yale University
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