domingo, 8 de enero de 2012

Symantec confirms source code leak in two enterprise security products

Computerworld - Symantec late Thursday confirmed that source code used in two of its older enterprise security products was publicly exposed by hackers this week.
In a statement, the company said that the compromised code is between four and five years old and does not affect Symantec's consumer-oriented Norton products as had been previously speculated.

"Our own network was not breached, but rather that of a third party entity," the company said in the statement. "We are still gathering information on the details and are not in a position to provide specifics on the third party involved. Presently, we have no indication that the code disclosure impacts the functionality or security of Symantec's solutions," the statement said.

Symantec spokesman Cris Paden identified the two affected products as Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2. Both products are targeted at enterprise customers and are more than five years old, Paden said.


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