A new security flaw found in antivirus products has been reported in AVG, Intel McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. Is your business protected?
this issue revolves around how the antivirus products allocate memory for read, write, and execute purposes. These antivirus products use “predictable” addresses that can allow malware to exploit vulnerable out-of-date third-party Windows applications.
Example, this security flaw found in antivirus products can effectively bypass the antivirus and makes it easier for cyber criminals to exploit vulnerable browsers or even Adobe Reader. The flaw can only be exploited in Windows XP, Vista, and 7 machines.
Good news is that Kaspersky Lab, AVG and Intel McAfee patched the flaw in their products to close the security flaw found in antivirus products to prevent data leak and performance monitoring products.
If you or your business is running Kaspersky Lab, AVG and Intel McAfee, it is important that you run the update and ensure you are using the latest version of the antivirus product and service. Even if the antivirus software is protecting your network , it will still have vulnerabilities and must be maintained. This means to do have to update your antivirus signature files, tweak settings but also track and repair newly discovered vulnerabilities.
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