Once again, a security software vendor is warning users of flaws that could make their products vulnerable to precisely the attacks they are intended to protect against. F-Secure's Anti-Virus for MIMEsweeper requires fixes to close a gap that could allow infection by at least one worm.
F-Secure, maker of a variety of virus protection and intrusion prevention products, has announced a
Versions 5.41 and 5.42 of Anti-Virus for MIMEsweeper are vulnerable on all supported platforms. F-Secure has a fix for users.
Recently, other security software vendors, including Internet Security Systems and Symantec, have also reported flaws that render certain products vulnerable to attack.