A security advisory has been issued with respect to Symantec Endpoint Protection, all builds. Specifically, Symantec’s AVE is susceptible to a memory access using a malicious link or file, or thru accessing a malicious website. No user interaction is required, beyond clicking a malicious link, opening a malicious attachment, or visiting a malicious site. The most common symptom of a successful exploitation is an immediate system crash.
This issue been addressed by Symantec via LiveUpdate, dated 5/16/2016. We recommend that all users of Symantec Anti-Virus software run LiveUpdate immediately. Those who are centrally managed (if in doubt, please contact your local IT Admin), can be set to run LiveUpdate automatically. To perform a manual update, instructions follow:
Access LiveUpdate in the product (the following screenshot/example is from a MAC OS X):
Run LiveUpdate until all available updates are downloaded/installed.