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Microsoft vulnerabilities protected instantly with Sourcefire.

Sourcefire : 10 April, 2008  (New Product)
Proactive protection from sourcefire ensures safety from vulnerabilities as they arise rather than waiting for patch releases.
Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire has announced that the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) has delivered rules to protect Sourcefire customers and Snort users from Microsoft vulnerabilities announced today. These vulnerabilities impact Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

"This week at the annual RSA conference a lot of companies are talking about protecting against vulnerabilities, but relatively few actually provide end-users with the tools to proactively protect their assets," said Matt Watchinski, Director of the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team. "Sourcefire is dedicated to not only providing our customers with immediate protection against known vulnerabilities, but also providing them with the technology to safeguard their most critical assets and information against even unknown threats that may be currently targeting their environment."

Following Microsoft's disclosure earlier today, the Sourcefire VRT created, tested and delivered Snort rules designed to detect attacks targeting the Microsoft vulnerabilities listed below. These new rules are included in the latest Sourcefire Security Enhancement Update (SEU) released today.

- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-021 - Critical vulnerabilities in GDI could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted EMF or WMF image file. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system.

- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-022 - A critical vulnerability in the VBScript and JScript scripting engines in Windows could allow an attacker who successfully exploited it to take complete control of an affected system.

- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-023 - A critical vulnerability in Yahoo! Music Jukebox could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer.

- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-020 - An important vulnerability in Windows DNS clients could allow an attacker to send specially crafted responses to DNS requests, thereby spoofing or redirecting Internet traffic from legitimate locations.

- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-019 - An important vulnerability in Microsoft Office Visio could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Visio file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.
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