Flaw found in Kaspersky antivirus

A "critical" flaw in Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software could let an attacker commandeer systems that use the products, a security researcher warned Monday.

The problem lies in Kaspersky's antivirus library, security researcher Alex Wheeler wrote in an advisory (download PDF of advisory here). The vulnerability likely affects multiple Kaspersky products on various platforms because the library is used throughout the company's consumer and corporate software, he said.

Additionally, third-party products that use Kaspersky's antivirus technology could also be vulnerable, Wheeler said. Flaw found in Kaspersky antivirus | CNET News.com

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