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NGS00118 Patch Notification: Symantec PCAnywhere Remote Code Execution as SYSTEM

Critical Vulnerability in Symantec PCAnywhere 

25 January 2012

Edward Torkington of NGS Secure has discovered a critical vulnerability in Symantec PCAnywhere 

Impact: Remote Code Execution (pre-auth) as SYSTEM

Versions affected:
Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5.x
IT Management Suite 7.0 pcAnywhere Solution 12.5.x
IT Management Suite 7.1 pcAnywhere Solution 12.6.x

An updated version of the software has been released to address these vulnerabilities:

NGS Secure is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NGS Secure approach to responsible disclosure.

NGS Secure Research