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  Andsome 17:04 01 Jul 03
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This is the first part of an e-mail from Symantec. I have had to split it into two to post it.

Norton Internet Security News Bulletin

June 30, 2003
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In this issue:

1. Security Advisory Regarding Symantec Security Check
2. Feedback
3. Subscribing and unsubscribing
4. Disclaimer
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NOTE: This is an outgoing email address. Do not reply to this email
message. If you require assistance with installing, configuring, or
troubleshooting a Symantec product, or if you have a question for
Customer Service, then visit the Symantec Service & Support Web site
at the following Internet address:

click here

To view this and prior News Bulletins in HTML format, visit the
following Internet address:

click here
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1. Security Advisory Regarding Symantec Security Check:

Please read this if you used the Symantec Security Check prior to
June 24, 2003.

A security advisory was issued regarding a potential exploit of an
ActiveX control that is used by the Symantec Security Check Web site.
(Symantec Security Check is a free Web-based tool that lets users
test their computer's exposure to a wide range of online threats.) As
part of running the Symantec Security Check, users may have installed
an ActiveX control that remains on the user's system even after the
check has completed.

This ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow exploit. The buffer
overflow can be exploited when the user with this ActiveX control
visits a malicious
Web site that is intent on exploiting this vulnerability. When
exploited, Internet Explorer can crash and/or arbitrary code be
executed on the user's computer.

Symantec has replaced the current ActiveX control on the Symantec
Security Check Web site so that new visitors will not be affected by
the exploit. Previous visitors to Symantec Security Check should
revisit the site at click here and run a new
Security Scan. By running a new scan, the previous ActiveX control
will be replaced by an updated ActiveX control that fixes the buffer
overflow condition.

For those users who prefer not to run a new scan, Symantec has
created a cleanup tool to remove the ActiveX control. The tool is
posted at:
click here

For additional information, please visit the Symantec Security
Response Web site at:
click here

  Rtus 17:51 01 Jul 03

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