Sunday, September 13, 2009

Forefront TMG NIS protects against SMB2.0 attacks


Microsoft has added protection against exploits targeting a vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) implementation in mere hours. However, only customers running the Forefront TMG Network Inspection System can breathe easy. The Redmond-based company informed that the protection against the Critical zero-day vulnerability in SMB 2.0 was the first 0-Day signature release ever introduced to Forefront TMG NIS, according to Avi Ben-Menahem, Group Manager, Network Inspection System.
“In a matter of hours we completed root-cause analysis, signature development, testing and publishing of a new signature snapshot. During this process, which is driven by the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), the team was able to demonstrate the agility of the core NIS technology and exercise the technologies and tools built over time to release a signature for theVuln:Win/SMB2.Srv2.DoS!2009-3103 vulnerability in just a few hours,” Ben-Menahem revealed.
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