SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) announced that it provides coverage for the 11 security vulnerabilities disclosed by Microsoft Corporation today. These vulnerabilities have been reviewed by McAfee® Avert® Labs, and based on their findings, McAfee recommends that users confirm the Microsoft product versioning outlined in the bulletins and update as recommended by Microsoft and McAfee. This includes deploying solutions to ensure protection against the vulnerabilities outlined in this advisory.
"Today's Microsoft updates include fixes for several critical vulnerabilities in Office, the .NET Framework and Active Directory," said Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager, McAfee Avert Labs. "These vulnerabilities could be exploited in varying types of attacks, including Trojan horses, malicious Web sites or self-propagating worms, respectively."
Today's six security bulletins cover a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Three of the bulletins are rated critical by Microsoft due to their potential for remote code execution. Two bulletins are deemed important and one is rated moderate.
For additional information on today's vulnerabilities as well as information on current threats, visit McAfee's Threat Center at http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp. McAfee recommends registering 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 register, please 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
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Out of the box, Host IPS protects against many buffer overflow exploits. McAfee Host IPS v6.0 and McAfee Entercept® protect users against code execution that may result from common classes of exploits targeted at the buffer overflow/overrun vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Active Directory, .NET Framework, and Internet Information Services (IIS). This "out of the box" protection is provided without the need for security content updates for either product.
McAfee VirusScan® Enterprise 8.5i and McAfee Managed VirusScan with AntiSpyware protects users against code execution that may result from common classes of exploits targeted at the buffer overflow/overrun vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel, Active Directory, .NET Framework, and Internet Information Services (IIS).
McAfee IntruShield® provides coverage for Microsoft Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, Active Directory, .NET Framework, Internet Information Services (IIS) 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 Excel, Publisher, Active Directory, .NET Framework, Internet Information Services (IIS) 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 Excel, Publisher, Windows Vista, Active Directory, .NET Framework, Internet Information Services (IIS). Updates will be available in the next V-Flash package.
Avert DAT files have already been released to detect known exploits and new detection will be added as new exploits are discovered. DAT files are used by McAfee GroupShield®, PortalShieldTM, 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.
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