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Symantec Endpoint Protection: SEP Multiple Issues (CVE-2018-12238)

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Symantec Endpoint Protection: SEP Multiple Issues (CVE-2018-12238)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/29/2018
Created
11/22/2019
Added
11/19/2019
Modified
09/01/2021

Description

Norton prior to 22.15; Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) prior to 12.1.7454.7000 & 14.2; Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) prior to NIS-22.15.1.8 & SEP-12.1.7454.7000; and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEP Cloud) prior to 22.15.1 may be susceptible to an AV bypass issue, which is a type of exploit that works to circumvent one of the virus detection engines to avoid a specific type of virus protection. One of the antivirus engines depends on a signature pattern from a database to identify malicious files and viruses; the antivirus bypass exploit looks to alter the file being scanned so it is not detected.

Solution(s)

  • symantec-endpoint-protection-upgrade-12_1_7454_7000
  • symantec-endpoint-protection-upgrade-14_2

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