McAfee Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management Solutions Provide Protection to Identify and Block Potential New Attacks
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE - News), announced that it provides coverage for the 17 security vulnerabilities disclosed by Microsoft Corp. 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 patches underline the need for users to be aware when opening files and the risk of surfing the Web unprotected," said Craig Schmugar, threat researcher at McAfee Avert Labs. "Many of the vulnerabilities addressed by today's fixes could be exploited if a Windows user simply opens a file or visits a malicious or compromised Web site, favorite attack methods among cybercriminals."
Microsoft Vulnerabilities Overview: -- MS08-003 - Active Directory Vulnerability -- MS08-004 - Windows TCP/IP Vulnerability -- MS08-005 - Internet Information Services Vulnerability -- MS08-006 - Internet Information Services Vulnerability -- MS08-007 - WebDAV Mini-Redirector Vulnerability -- MS08-008 - OLE Automation Vulnerability -- MS08-009 - Microsoft Word Vulnerability -- MS08-010 - Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities -- MS08-011 - Microsoft Works Vulnerabilities -- MS08-012 - Microsoft Publisher Vulnerabilities -- MS08-013 - Microsoft Word Vulnerability
Scope of Potential Compromise
Today's 11 security bulletins cover a total of 17 vulnerabilities. Six of the bulletins are rated critical by Microsoft due to their potential for remote code execution. The remaining five are 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 new exploit vectors are discovered and new threats emerge.
Out of the box, Host IPS protects against many code execution exploits. McAfee Host IPS® and McAfee Entercept® protect users against attacks that may result from exploits targeted at the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS08-005/MS08-006), OLE Automation, Word, Internet Explorer, Works, Publisher and Office. 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 protect users against code execution that may result from common classes of exploits targeted at the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (MS08-005/MS08-006), OLE Automation, Word, Internet Explorer and Works.
McAfee IntruShield® provides coverage for Microsoft Active Directory, Windows TCP/IP, WebDAV Mini-Redirector, OLE Automation, Word, Internet Explorer, Works, and Publisher 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 Foundstone® and McAfee Network Access Control 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 all of the vulnerabilities addressed by today's Microsoft patches. 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®, 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 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 in 16 countries 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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