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PRNewswire: Vulnerability Advisory: McAfee, Inc. Solutions Protect Against 11 Newly Disclosed Microsoft Vulnerabilities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that it provides coverage for the 11 security vulnerabilities disclosed by Microsoft Corporation today. These vulnerabilities have been reviewed by McAfee(R) Avert(R) 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 emphasize the need for proactive browser protection and the risk of surfing the Web unprotected," said Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager, McAfee Avert Labs. "The vulnerability in the Windows Media File Format is another warning that media files are potentially unsafe and people should use caution when opening or playing media files."

Microsoft Vulnerabilities Overview:

  * MS07-063 - Vulnerability in SMBv2 Could Allow Remote Code Execution
  * MS07-064 - Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution
  * MS07-065 - Vulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Remote Code
  * MS07-066 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of
  * MS07-067 - Vulnerability in Macrovision Driver Could Allow Local
    Elevation of Privilege
  * MS07-068 - Vulnerability in Windows Media File Format Could Allow Remote
    Code Execution
  * MS07-069 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Today's seven 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. The remaining four bulletins 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 at http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/default.asp. 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

Source: PRNewswire

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