DIRE v1.0

DIRE (Detecting Insecurely Registered Executables)

The ability to register applications that can then be automatically initiated by Windows is a powerful feature today that enhances the end user’s experience and furthermore enables system administrators to exert complete control over the machines in their environment. However, attackers can target these same systems by exploiting ‘insecurely registered applications’ on target systems. Foundstone has released a free tool called Foundstone DIRE, which allows users/system administrators to identify “insecurely registered applications” on their systems.

System Requirements

  • McAfee Foundstone DIRE requires the use of the Microsoft .NET framework version 2.0. These prerequisites may be obtained using Windows update or by visiting the website http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542
  • McAfee Foundstone DIRE has been tested on Windows XP, Windows 2000 workstations and Windows 2003 server running .NET v2.0. While it has not been tested on other versions of Windows, it should execute successfully on all Windows operating systems that can support the .NET framework v2.0

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