Symantec blocks ActiveX fault

Symantec has released a patch for a recently discovered ActiveX vulnerability, which allowed hackers to execute malicious code on a user's PC.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  August 14, 2007

Symantec has released a patch for a recently discovered ActiveX vulnerability, which allowed hackers to execute malicious code on a user's PC.

The Active X flaw was first discovered by security research firm Secunia and flagged up as ‘highly critical'. According to Symantec, the vulnerability - found in four of its Norton anti-virus products - was caused by an input validation error, which caused the associated app to run commands without checking them first.

The affected packages include Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton AntiVirus2006, Norton 2005 AntiSpyware edition and Norton SystemWorks 2006. The firm's corporate Norton software line-up is free from the vulnerability.

Symantec is urging all affected Norton users to immediately update their software via its LiveUpdate feature.

3752 days ago
Paul

I did try to live update several times but still get hit with this error 
any suggestions?  
 
thanks

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