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FireEye Patches Critical Flaw Found by Google Researchers

FireEye has rushed to patch a serious vulnerability identified in its products by researchers at Google’s Project Zero.

Project Zero researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich announced on Friday evening that they had developed a reliable exploit for a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting FireEye’s Malware Protection System (MPS). The experts haven’t provided any technical details, but Ormandy noted on Twitter that the bug likely affected “every version ever shipped.”

FireEye told SecurityWeek that the RCE vulnerability affected the company’s Network Security (NX), Email Security (EX), Malware Analysis (AX), and File Content Security (FX) products.

“FireEye had been engaged with and was supporting the Google Project Zero team prior to this discovery around the testing of our products. Due to the severity of the vulnerability discovered, we released an automated remediation to customers just 6 hours after notification, mitigating any customer exposure...(continued)
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