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Symantec Security Advisory - SYM08-017

Symantec has posted a security advisory concerning a driver used by the following products:

Norton 360
Norton Ghost
Norton Save and Restore
Backup Exec System Recovery
Symantec LiveState Recovery


Obtaining the Update - Norton 360

Norton 360 users who regularly launch and run LiveUpdate should automatically receive an updated (non-vulnerable) version of the affected driver. To ensure all available updates have been applied, users can run a manual LiveUpdate as follows:

1) Open any installed Norton product
2) Click LiveUpdate
3) Run LiveUpdate until all available product updates are downloaded and installed
4) A system reboot may be required for this update, depending on which patches are already installed.


Obtaining the Update - Other listed products

Customers who are using impacted products other than Norton 360 (listed at top of post) should download and apply the latest Gear driver from Gear Software’s web site:

1) From a browser window, navigate to the Gear Software Driver update page, or click on this link:
http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.cfm
2) Click the Driver Installer link (for 32 and 64 bit systems)
3) At the prompt, click Run to install the update.

For more information about this Security Advisory, please review this Knowledge Base document.
Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation