Symantec Endpoint Protection easily hackable

It seems even security software needs security these days – on Tuesday, researchers with Offensive Security announced that they discovered vulnerabilities in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) that can enable escalation of privileges.

A Symantec spokesperson told SCMagazine.com on Wednesday that the company is aware of the reported SEP vulnerabilities and is currently investigating the matter.

The vulnerability demonstrated in a video posted on Tuesday exists in SEP software drivers, Mati Aharoni, CEO of Offensive Security, told SCMagazine.com in a Wednesday email correspondence, explaining that default installation of SEP exposes some of the drivers to unsafe inputs that can be exploited.

read more on http://www.scmagazine.com/symantec-endpoint-protection-vulnerabilities-enable-privilege-escalation/article/363657/

source: http://www.scmagazine.com/symantec-endpoint-protection-vulnerabilities-enable-privilege-escalation/article/363657/

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