An increase in attempts to exploit the Symantec Antivirus Remote Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability has been reported
Hmm, I see that tonight Atlas is reporting an 184.4% increase in attempts to exploit the Symantec AV VirusScan overflow (SYMC06.010) (CVE-2006-2630:
The exploit in question is a stack-based buffer overflow in Symantec Antivirus 10.1 and Client Security 3.1 that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown attack vectors.
The Symantec vulnerability has been patched, but as experience has shown, far too many people do not patch their systems. For example, the MySpace outbreak in July 2006 which infected a million PCs used a vulnerability which had been patched the previous January.
Extensive infomation about the Symantec vulnerability (via a comprehensive collection of links) can be found here: