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Increased Activity of "Big Yellow" or "W32.Sagevo" Worm

Audience: Symantec Software User

Summary: Symantec reports that vulnerabilities in Symantec Client Security and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition could allow attackers to infect computers. Big Yellow has infected a number of computers on campus that are not properly patched. Once a computer is compromised other worms may infect it.

How to protect against the vulnerability: It is important for you to note that patches for this vulnerability are NOT available through Symantec LiveUpdate.  Symantec maintains patches for this vulnerability on its website http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2006052609181248 .  You must follow instructions specific to your version of Symantec software. To find your version: start Symantec AntiVirus, the version should be displayed in the right pane - under program versions.

Affected Software
:
- Symantec Client Security
- Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition

More information can be found at:
Symantec Advisory SYM06-010 http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/
writeup.jsp?docid=2006-121309-3331-99&tabid=2

Symantec Documentation on W32.Savego Worm
http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/
security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-121309-3331-99&tabid=1

According to Symantec, no products in the Norton product line are affected.

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