Frequently Asked Questions: Google Project Zero Vulnerabilities Impact on Symantec Products
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Frequently Asked Questions: Google Project Zero Vulnerabilities Impact on Symantec Products


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Symantec Products




What are the vulnerabilities and where can I find more details?

Vulnerabilities reported are in the decomposer component of our AV Engine. This is a common component that is utilized in multiple Symantec Products. More details can be found in the posted Security Advisory for SYM16-010.

How do I know if my organization is affected?

We have created a security advisory page on that provides a list of all affected enterprise and Norton security products. On this page you will be able to identify if your product version is affected along with instructions on how to resolve the vulnerability. Refer to: Security Advisory for SYM16-010.

If my product is affected, what is the recommended solution for my product?

All reported issues have been patched and updates are available to customers for the following products:

Via LiveUpdate

Via Product Upgrade

  • Norton product lines
  • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Network
  • Data Center Security:Server (DCS:S)
  • Web Security Server .Cloud (WSS)
  • Email Security Server .Cloud (ESS)
  • Symantec Web Gateway
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Symantec Protection Engine
  • Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange(SMSMSE)
  • Symantec Mail Security for Domino (SMSDOM)
  • Symantec Message Gateway (SMG)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux
  • Symantec Protection for Sharepoint Server

How can I verify if I am protected?

Ensure that you have the latest LiveUpdate content or the most recent product upgrade as listed in the ‘Update Information’ section of the Security Advisory for SYM16-010.

Is Symantec aware of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild?

No, Symantec is not aware of any of these vulnerabilities currently being exploited in the wild.

What if I can’t upgrade a product immediately? Are there any mitigations or workarounds?

Customers are recommended to upgrade for the products listed above (“Via Product Upgrade” column). Symantec has created signatures to detect and block exploit attempts in certain circumstances. While they provide some mitigation, they are not intended as a replacement for upgrades. Symantec will continue to monitor the effectiveness of these signatures and update where needed.

What products are NOT affected by the vulnerability?

The Security Advisory on provides a list of Symantec products that were affected by the vulnerability. If your product is not listed, there is no action to take.