Feeds

Danger UPX

Trend Micro warns of scan engine glitch

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Trend Micro is urging users to update their anti-virus software following the discovery of a bug in its scanning software that might be misused to either crash vulnerable systems or load malware.

The flaw, which involves a buffer overrun security bug in the UPX parsing component of both enterprise and consumer versions of Trend's software, can be resolved by updating the UPX parsing algorithm of the software by applying virus pattern file 4.245.00 or higher. Corrected updates also provide generic detection of malformed UPX (compressed) files.

Trend Micro's upcoming 8.5 release of its software will include these fixes as standard.

Anti-virus products designed to keep users safe from virus attacks have themselves fairly frequently become an increasing source of security bugs. For example, during 2005 security vendor ISS has issued alerts over similar but distinct vulnerabilities in various security packages from Symantec, involving the processing of UPX compressed files; and anti-virus products from F-Secure and Trend Micro, both involving the handling of ARJ archive files.

Last month, admins upgrading to the latest version of McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise reported problems with client applications of Lotus Notes, in some cases requiring IT administrators to reinstall the email program. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.