Google finds Symantec-Norton security holes
Google’s Project Zero
found the flaws and stated, “These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets. They don’t require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible. In certain cases, on Windows, vulnerable code is even loaded into the kernel, resulting in remote kernel memory corruption. As Symantec use the same core engine across their entire product line, all Symantec and Norton-branded antivirus products are affected by these vulnerabilities.”
Norton was quick to react. Patches for its cloud-based products has started and legacy installed products will be patched shortly. Importantly, there are no known exploits at this time, but it won’t take long for cybercriminals to exploit any unpatched systems.