Attacks reported for critical Veritas Backup Exec flaw

Attackers are reported to be exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Symantec's Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows software, according to an alert published Friday by Symantec.

A flaw in the product's Network Data Management Protocol agent could allow an attacker to gain access to the system and download files, the Fr-SIRT (French Security Incident Response Team) said in a statement Friday. Fr-SIRT rates the vulnerability as "critical."

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