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McAfeeprotects against new Microsoft vulnerabilities


McAfee has announced that it provides coverage for two security vulnerabilities recently disclosed by Microsoft.

These vulnerabilities have been reviewed by McAfee Avert Labs, and based on their findings, McAfee recommends that users confirm the Microsoft product version 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 again emphasise the need for proactive browser protection and the risk of surfing the Web unprotected," says Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager at McAfee Avert Labs. "The critical Windows URI handling vulnerability is already being exploited.
"A Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 user with Internet Explorer 7 installed can become a victim by simply clicking a malicious Web link, a favourite attack method among cybercrooks."
McAfee also announced the debut of the McAfee Avert Labs Patch Tuesday webinar.
"Our customers regularly ask us to walk them through the protection their McAfee products provide against risks associated with Patch Tuesday," says Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs and product development. "The webinar is like a one-on-one meeting with an Avert Labs researcher."