PC Doctor Plays Down Vulnerability that Affects “100 Million” PCs


PC-Doctor, a supplier of computer diagnostic systems installed on over 100 million computers, has played down the dangers of a severe vulnerability in its software that was exposed this week by a cybersecurity startup, SafeBreach Labs.

The comments came after SafeBreach reported the vulnerability to Dell, which subsequently pushed out a patch late yesterday; CVE-2019-12280.

The Bay Area-based security firm had identified the flaw by probing Dell’s SupportAssist software, which is underpinned by PC-Doctor.

Dell told Computer Business Review that 90 percent of affected systems had already been updated as of Friday morning. Numerous other OEMs are likely affected.

In comments emailed to Computer Business

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