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Symantec PcAnywhere login and password field buffer overflow

Created: 02 Jul 2012 | 1 comment

we are using pcanywhere for remote. and I read some of the article regarding Symantec PcAnywhere login and password field buffer overflow and its link is http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/19407/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Is there a solutioin? or any patch update to block pcanywhere buffer overflow attack?

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Chuck Edson's picture

This forum is for the Endpoint Protection product, but because there is not a forum for PCA, I'll do my best to answer your question here.

The recent serious security issue for PCA was discovered in Jan.  It was recommended to disable PCA in your environment until you get to the newest version or at least the patch listed below.

Here is the whitepaper/advisory on this: http://www.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/pcAnywhere%20Security%20Recommendations%20WP_01_23_Final.pdf

Symantec has released both a hotfix and new versions that take care of this issue:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH179526

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