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TippingPoint Protects against Microsoft Vulnerabilities

TippingPoint announced that its TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) provide protection for all bulletins announced by Microsoft. In addition to issues patched by Microsoft, the TippingPoint IPS also provided preemptive protection against the zero day Microsoft vulnerability in Windows Metafile (WMF) on December 28, 2005, nine days in advance of Microsoft patch availability January 5, 2006. The vulnerability and patch details are also listed in today's Microsoft Bulletin as MS06-001. The WMF flaw was independently discovered on the Internet December 27, and attacks exploiting the vulnerability have been publicly available since that time.

TippingPoint devices were inoculated against these threats through the Digital Vaccine service, a remote update service that provides regular protection against the latest threats. Vulnerabilities can be exploited to compromise business networks and gain access for malicious purposes. TippingPoint provides vulnerability protection in the form of Virtual Software Patches to preemptively protect customers against exploits and worms.

The Digital Vaccine service for the TippingPoint IPS provides protection for all security bulletins announced by Microsoft today:
(1) MS06-001
Vulnerability in Graphic Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code
Execution
(Rating: Critical)

(2) MS06-002
Vulnerability in Embedded Web Fonts Could Allow Remote Code
Execution
(Rating: Critical)

(3) MS06-003
Vulnerability in TNEF Decoding in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft
Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(Rating: Critical)

The TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems provide Application Protection, Performance Protection and Infrastructure Protection at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. Application Protection capabilities provide fast, accurate, reliable protection from internal and external cyber attacks. Through its Infrastructure Protection capabilities, the TippingPoint IPS protects VoIP infrastructure, routers, switches, DNS and other critical infrastructure from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies. TippingPoint's Performance Protection capabilities enable customers to throttle non-mission critical applications that hijack valuable bandwidth and IT resources, thereby aligning network resources and business-critical application performance.



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