Symantec has released a patch for a flaw that leaves computers vulnerable to attack, just days after it was reported by internet security experts eEye Digital Security.

Remarkably, it only took Symantec 5 days to issue a full patch, although an eEye Digital spokesperson estimated to Pocket-lint it could take 1 to 2 months for a security update to be available.

The security update contains files to patch a stack overflow in Symantec Client Security 3.0 and 3.1 and AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 and 10.1. At the moment, only English versions of the patch are available, although localised versions should be available soon.

Home PC users of Symantec's anti-virus software need not worry about the flaw, as the Norton range does not have the bug.

The security update is available at

symantec.com