Attacks reported for critical Veritas Backup Exec flaw

Monday, 15 August 2005, 1:05 PM EST

Attackers are reported to be exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Symantec's Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows software, according to an alert published Friday by Symantec.

A flaw in the product's Network Data Management Protocol agent could allow an attacker to gain access to the system and download files, the Fr-SIRT (French Security Incident Response Team) said in a statement Friday. Fr-SIRT rates the vulnerability as "critical."

By Robert McMillan at InfoWorld.

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