Symantec Norton AntiVirus LiveUpdate stores account information in plaintext

nav-liveupdate-plaintext-account (8282) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The LiveUpdate feature in Norton AntiVirus stores usernames and passwords in plaintext in the Windows registry. This could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system.


Gain Privileges


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec LiveUpdate 1.5


Feb 25, 2002

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