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McAfee identifies, blocks potential new attacks

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McAfee products are ready to provides coverage for the three security vulnerabilities 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 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.
"Microsoft is kicking off 2008 with a pair of serious security bulletins," says Dave Marcus, security research and communications manager at McAfee Avert Labs. "The vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP in particular should be taken seriously as it could allow a remote attacker to compromise a Windows system without any user interaction."
The two security bulletins cover a total of three vulnerabilities. One of the bulletins is rated critical by Microsoft due to the potential for remote code execution. The second bulletin is deemed important, a notch lower on Microsoft's severity scale.