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Re: Symantec?   [Tip]

By: Bill Kingsbury       
Date: May 16,2016 at 04:15
In Response to: [Tip] 7-Zip vulnerability ; update to v16.00 (Peter Shute)

> > 7-Zip vulnerability affects security software - gHacks Tech News:
> >
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/05/13/7zip-vulnerability-affects-security-software/
> >
> > According to the ghacks.net article, and comments that follow... also
> > vulnerable are the 7-zip libraries that are embedded in Malwarebytes,
> > FireEye, Comodo Cloud Antivirus, Nero software products, IBM Endpoint
> > Manager, Gpg4win, Acronis, Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, Java,
> > TeamViewer, Symantec, PeaZip, Bandizip, etc...
>
> Symantec? Symantec what? Our Symantec AV on our mail server probably
> opens compressed attachments many times a day to check if they're
> infected.

I was quoting from a comment at the article linked above.

More on the subject, here:
http://www.securityweek.com/serious-flaws-found-7-zip-file-archiver
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news...-security-scramble-to-plug-data-leaks

Also, according to a comment at the next link (on the comments page), the latest version of AVAST Anti-virus also contains 7-Zip.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/12/...flows_to_top_security_software_tools/

The 7-Zip libraries are not always "embedded" -- instead they're often included as separate .exe and .dll files.

To get an idea of how many programs use 7-Zip, "Log" your C:\Program Files\ and C:\Program Files (x86)\ branches, and set a filter for: 7*.exe,7*.dll ... My computer has 18 of those files.

...Google: ... Symantec 7zip vulnerability
https://www.google.com/search?q=Symantec+7zip+vulnerability

You might check the Symantec Forum website, to see if there's been discussion of the 7-Zip issue there.


Bill

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