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Updates Available to Address Symantec Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 16:50

 

9:50 p.m, Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Security updates are available to address the two critical vulnerabilities affecting multiple Symantec products, including Symantec Endpoint Protection for workstations and the Symantec Endpoint Protection management console.

If exploited, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to remotely execute code without the end user opening or clicking on the harmful file.

Individuals who use Symantec Endpoint Protection for workstations are urged to download the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP 12.1.6 MP5) from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

CSSD has upgraded the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console. Departments that are managed by CSSD’s Symantec EndPoint Protection (SEP) Manager will have the necessary security updates pushed to their Symantec desktop clients. Users will then be prompted to reboot their computers. Department administrators with an account on CSSD’s SEP Manager may also create their own installation package.

We are reaching out to those who use their own Symantec EndPoint Protection manager to explain the process for obtaining the most recent full download package from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

 

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4:50 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Symantec Corporation has announced two critical security vulnerabilities affecting multiple Symantec products, including Symantec Endpoint Protection for workstations and the Symantec Endpoint Protection management console.

Computing Services and Systems Development is aware of these vulnerabilities and will provide additional information and instructions for applying the necessary security updates in the very near future.

As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.