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ESET Vulnerability Released & Fixed


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#1 PresComm

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

Sorry about the delay here. I have been insanely busy at work and had been meaning to share this out.

In the past few days, a major vulnerability was found and reported by Google's Project Zero (http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2015/06/analysis-and-exploitation-of-eset.html) in the ESET emulation engine for a specific malware family that would allow attackers to compromise it. The vulnerability was very nasty and trivial to carry out, so I went into mass e-mail alert mode and notified coworkers and such, as we work with ESET almost exclusively for anti-virus.

Then a very cool thing happened. Only three days later, the vulnerability was fixed. ESET announced that they had located and patched the issue and would ship the patch with the regular automatic updates (http://www.eset.com/int/about/press/eset-blog/article/eset-vulnerability-fixed/). Potentially it was an easy fix, but I still like the manner and the swiftness with which they handled the situation. Make sure your ESET product is grabbing updates and you should get the patch no problem.

Aside from the robust engine, I have always respected ESET for their detailed, well-written white papers, their excellent support, and the dedication they show to the quality of their product. The timely response to this has only reaffirmed my love of ESET as a company and as a product.

Edited by PresComm, 26 June 2015 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:40 PM

Aside from the robust engine, I have always respected ESET for their detailed, well-written white papers, their excellent support, and the dedication they show to the quality of their product. The timely response to this has only reaffirmed my love of ESET as a company and as a product.

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