Pesky Y2K10 Date Stamp Bug Crawls Through Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Paul Lilly

Y2K is but a distant memory at this point, Y2K10 is not, at least not for Symantec. While there are no forecasts of the end of the world and other gloom and doom scenarios, Symantec did confess that its Endpoint Protection Manager is incorrectly labeling updates issued in 2010 as out-of-date.

"Customers running SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection) are still protected, and we are continuing to release updated definitions as normal," the company said in a blog post. "However, for the time being, SEP definitions will display a date of December 31, 2009, with increasing revision numbers."

Symantec says the bug affects its Endpoint Protection v11.x product line, EndPoint Protection Small Business Edition v12.x product line, and products which rely on Symantec Endpoint Protection for definition updates ( such as Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange or Symantec Mail Security for Domino).

The company said it is working on a permanent fix. In the meantime, you can find out more info here .

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