Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2002 Beta AutoProtect Disable

2001-07-17T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:6758
Type osvdb
Reporter Daniel Wischnewski(daniel@wischnewski.net)
Modified 2001-07-17T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

According to the advisory, the "Norton AntivVirus AutoProtect Service" in Symantec Norton AntiVirus could be disabled by changing one value in the registry, which would allow a malicious user to bypass antivirus policies resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

According to Symantec, Norton AntiVirus real time and on demand scanners cannot be disabled through changes to the registry.

Short Description

According to the advisory, the "Norton AntivVirus AutoProtect Service" in Symantec Norton AntiVirus could be disabled by changing one value in the registry, which would allow a malicious user to bypass antivirus policies resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.symantec.com/index.htm Vendor Specific Advisory URL Related OSVDB ID: 6757 Other Advisory URL: http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5GP0C2A4UO.html