Trend Micro patches anti-virus scanner
The anti-virus scanning engine used in virtually every Trend Micro product is plagued by a critical flaw that can be used by attackers to take down or hijack PCs, several security organizations said today. A patch has been issued by Trend Micro to plug the hole.
The bug, which can be exploited by getting the scanning engine to process a malformed UPX compressed executable file, can cause a buffer overflow on systems running the Tokyo-based company's Client Server, InterScan, OfficeScan, PC-cillin, ScanMail and ServerProtect product lines.
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