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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#782 Symantec Antivirus products vulnerable to horrid overflow bug
Whoever thought loading an anti-virus engine into the Windows kernel was a good idea should finally have proof that they were completely and utterly wrong.

That proof has arrived from Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero team, who discovered the Symantec Antivirus Engine was vulnerable to a buffer overflow when parsing malformed portable-executable (PE) header files.

"Such malformed PE files can be received through incoming email, downloading of a document or application, or by visiting a malicious web site," Symantec said in its advisory on the issue dubbed CVE-2016-2208.

"No user interaction is required to trigger the parsing of the malformed file."
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