McAfee has acknowledged the threat and has said that it will send out a security patch to users by today at the latest but claims that it has not received any notifications of a hacking occurrence from its user base.
eEye, which rates the latest McAfee vulnerability as critical, has recently found flaws in both McAfee and Symantec products.
In July, eEye revealed a flaw in McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator which is used to manage security software on millions of PCs at the firm's corporate and government client sites, including the US Department of Defence. In May, Symantec was embarrassed when eEye revealed a serious vulnerability in enterprise security products Symantec Client Security and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition.
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Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 25 years of experience working in Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.