BitDefender Antivirus 2008 Needs Updates

Users of BitDefender Antivirus 2008 are asked to update their security application as soon as possible because a new security vulnerability was discovered,
according to several reports. Security company Secunia, which rated the flaw as not critical, said that while the vulnerability was confirmed in BitDefender Antivirus 2008 build 11.0.1, other versions of the antivirus may be affected as well. According to the same advisory, a successful exploit of the flaw would allow an attacker to cause a Denial of Service over BitDefender Antivirus.

The BitDefender Antivirus 2008 package

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BitDefender Antivirus 2008 has acknowledged its vulnerability and provided more information on it. "This vulnerability consists in a denial of services that could be exploited locally. The file affected by this security issue included a function with insufficient parameter validation," a notification published on the BitDefender website reads.

The parent company has already fixed the flaw, so all the users of the security application are asked to apply the update function to get the latest patches that correct the issue. However, BitDefender 2008 clients usually receive the updates automatically but, in case the feature is disabled, manual update is required. Please note that only the Windows operating systems are affected by the flaw, namely Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

"The vulnerability has been solved and all BitDefender 2008 editions have been updated via automatic update. You can also manually update BitDefender by selecting Update now from the BitDefender Security Center (main window)," BitDefender explained.

If you wish to download the latest version of BitDefender Antivirus 2008, the one which already includes the newest security patches, you can take it straight from Softpedia using the following link. And don't forget to enable the auto-update features if you want to remain on the safe side and receive the latest updates as soon as they are rolled out.

[Source: softpedia]