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Re: Symantec AV may execute viruses

  • From: Paul G
  • Date: Thu Feb 10 13:34:40 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Wheeler" <[email protected]>
To: "Colin Johnston" <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: Symantec AV may execute viruses

> Also, it doesn't appear that this issue effects the Mac software (at
> least, I didn't see the Mac products in the Symantec vulnerability
> list), only Windows products.

if this is a heap overflow and if osx uses a bsd-derived libc (with phy
malloc implementation), the vulnerability would not be exploitable. this
seems like a probable explanation.


paul galynin