SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE
"Microsoft is kicking off 2008 with a pair of serious security bulletins," said Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager at McAfee Avert Labs. "The vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP in particular should be taken seriously as it could allow a remote attacker to compromise a Windows system without any user interaction."
Microsoft Vulnerabilities Overview:
Scope of Potential Compromise
Today's two security bulletins cover a total of three vulnerabilities. One of the bulletins is rated critical by Microsoft due to the potential for remote code execution. The second bulletin is deemed important, a notch lower on Microsoft's severity scale.
For additional information on today's vulnerabilities, including the McAfee Avert Labs Patch Tuesday webinar, as well as information on current threats, visit McAfee's Threat Center. McAfee recommends users sign up to receive the McAfee Avert Labs Security Advisory, describing detailed McAfee product coverage on the set of vulnerabilities described in this document, as well as McAfee product coverage for other threats. To sign-up visit: http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/securityadvisory/signup.aspx. More information on the vulnerabilities can also be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx.
With McAfee's Security Risk Management approach, customers can effectively address business priorities and security realities. McAfee's award-winning solutions identify and block known and unknown attacks before they can cause damage. McAfee will continue to update its coverage as needed as new exploit vectors are discovered and as new threats emerge.
Out of the box, Host IPS protects against many code execution exploits. McAfee Host IPS and McAfee Entercept® protect users against code execution that may result from common classes of exploits targeted at the vulnerability in Microsoft LSASS. This "out of the box" protection is provided without the need for security content updates for either product.
McAfee VirusScan® Enterprise and McAfee Managed VirusScan with AntiSpyware protects users against code execution that may result from common classes of exploits targeted at the vulnerability Microsoft LSASS.
McAfee IntruShield® provides coverage for Microsoft Windows TCP/IP vulnerabilities through signature sets released today. McAfee IntruShield sensors deployed in in-line mode can be configured with a response action to drop such packets for preventing these attacks.
The McAfee System Compliance Profiler, a component of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, is being updated for today's newly disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft TCP/IP and LSASS to quickly assess compliance levels of the security patches announced today.
The McAfee Foundstone® and McAfee Network Access Control (previously known as McAfee Policy Enforcer) checks are being created to detect the vulnerabilities announced today, and will be available in the packages released today and the day after tomorrow, respectively. These checks are expected to accurately identify if a system is vulnerable in many enterprise environments.
McAfee Policy Auditor compliance checks and McAfee Remediation Manager remediations are being created to identify unpatched systems and apply the necessary patches to affected systems for the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows TCP/IP and LSASS. Updates will be available in the next V-Flash package.
Avert DAT files will be updated as new exploits are discovered. DAT files are used by McAfee GroupShield®, PortalShield(TM), Secure Internet Gateway appliances, Secure Messaging Gateway appliances, Secure Web Gateway appliances, Total Protection suites, VirusScan Enterprise, VirusScan Command Line, VirusScan Online and other McAfee scanners. McAfee users can refer to http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp for information regarding any new threats attempting to exploit these vulnerabilities.
McAfee Avert Labs maintains one of the top-ranked security threat and research organizations in the world, employing researchers around the globe. The Labs combine world-class malicious code and anti-virus research with intrusion prevention and vulnerability research expertise. McAfee protects customers by providing deep analysis and core technologies that are developed through the combined efforts of its researchers. McAfee Avert Labs continually monitors the Internet for new threats and attack vectors on a daily basis. Whenever possible, we will update our security technologies and coverage as these new threats and vectors emerge.
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