Symantec Endpoint Protection Time Stamp Not Updating

By Ross Madden
Published on January 5, 2010 3:34 pm MT
Updated on January 8, 2010 12:37 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Security News

UPDATE (1/8/2010) – This problem appears to be fixed.  Clients should now be receiving a correct date on their definition updates.

I received this message from ACNS and thought I should pass this around.  Hopefully we will get correct dates soon.

I wanted to let you know that Symantec is aware of an issue where the SEP11 clients do not update the time stamp of the latest virus defs correctly, currently stuck at 12/31/09.  The revision number of the virus definitions continues to change though and is currently at 114.  They are working on a fix which should be released via LiveUpdate so we shouldn’t have to do anything on our end.

Here is the link explaining the issue.  http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2010010308571348

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