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30 July 2008, 14:22

Vulnerabilities in Outpost Security Suite

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According to reports Outpost Security Suite contains a vulnerability that allows a firewall to be bypassed. It allows locally running processes to make remote connections without the firewall preventing them. This allows viruses to “call home”. The cause of the problem, according to a report published by SecurityTracker, is a particular sequence of characters in the file name of a running application.

A similar bug also exists in virus scanners that do not scan files containing certain characters in their names. According to the report, Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 is affected. A patch is not yet available.

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