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Symantec admits it won't patch 'catastrophic' security flaws until mid-July


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Symantec has warned customers that security flaws in the firm's systems outed by Google's Project Zero last month won't be fixed until mid-July.

Patches were rushed out to cover some of the "as bad as it gets" flaws identified by Project Zero, but patches to secure the fundamental architectural flaws are still some weeks away.

The cloud-based versions of Symantec's Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition will finally be updated this week, but users of the workstation versions will have to wait weeks.

Symantec has promised updates "by mid-July" and recommended that customers apply them as a matter of urgency, but in the meantime Symantec's systems remain vulnerable. 

Project Zero publicized the flaws found in Symantec's Norton Antivirus products last week, after uncovering them in May and reporting them to Symantec.

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