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RE: Symantec AV may execute viruses

  • From: Brance Amussen :)_S
  • Date: Thu Feb 10 13:40:06 2005

Here are the listed Mac products, according to the website

Consumer products section.. 

Symantec Norton Antivirus 2004 for Macintosh 
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2004 for Macintosh 
Symantec Norton System Works 2004 for Macintosh 
Symantec Norton Antivirus 9.0 for Macintosh 
Symantec Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 3.0 
Symantec Norton System Works for Macintosh 3.0 

Also, You can configure in the Systems Center Console for the corporate
edition (server) to download product updates as well.. 
Now if I can only figure out these version numbers.. 

Brance :)_S


Brance Amussen 
Network/Systems Admin
Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Johns Hopkins University

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 1:18 PM
To: Colin Johnston
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Symantec AV may execute viruses

I would actually expect LiveUpdate for the home versions to get the update
automatically.  The corporate edition however does not update the software
via LiveUpdate - they figure IT departments would rather control when the
software gets updated themselves, but unfortunately in most companies that
probably means almost never :\

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.

Jeff Wheeler
Postmaster, Network Admin
US Institute of Peace

On Feb 10, 2005, at 1:07 PM, Colin Johnston wrote:

> Any ideas why Symantec have not released the updated code to 
> LiveUpdate for Mac and LiveUpdate for PC ??
> Colin Johnston
>  [email protected]