Vulnerabilities in Sophos anti-malware products

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy has discovered several security vulnerabilities in Sophos security products. The holes were patched within a few weeks of the initial reports, but Ormandy maintains that Sophos’ response was too slow. The vulnerabilities, if unpatched, can allow attackers to gain full control of computers running affected Sophos software.

Regardless of whether you agree with Ormandy’s conclusions about Sophos, it’s clear that if you run Sophos security products, you should make sure they are fully patched.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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