New Zero-Day Attacks Against Internet Explorer 7 Proactively Stopped by Third Brigade Software

December 11, 2008

OTTAWA and RESTON, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Third Brigade
(http://www.thirdbrigade.com), experts in server and application protection,
today announced that its customers which have deployed Third Brigade Deep
Security are protected from attacks that could exploit a critical remote code
execution vulnerability that exists in the Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 7
browser. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take
complete control of an affected system. Trend Micro customers that have
deployed the Intrusion Defense Firewall plug-in to OfficeScan 8 are also
receiving this proactive protection.

“These attacks reinforce the importance of comprehensive protection at
endpoints,” said Bill McGee, vice president, products and technology at Third
Brigade. “Proactive defense against exploits which are attacking an unpatched
vulnerability prevents systems from being infected by this type of attack.”

In addition to the zero-day protection capabilities provided by Third
Brigade products, Third Brigade and Trend Micro Intrusion Defense Firewall
customers also receive security updates with the latest rules that
specifically protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities. A new security
update was issued by Third Brigade on Thursday, December 11, 2008 to provide
further protection against these targeted attacks which are attempting to
inject malware onto systems running Internet Explorer 7.

Third Brigade Deep Security is server and application protection software
that allows systems to become self-defending. Deployed on physical servers and
virtual machines, Deep Security provides comprehensive protection, including
intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS), web application protection,
application control, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection. This
comprehensive protection helps customers prevent data breaches and business
disruptions, enables compliance and supports operational cost reductions. The
Intrusion Defense Firewall plug-in for Trend Micro OfficeScan 8 is an OEM
edition of the intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS) and
firewall modules of Third Brigade’s flagship product.

To view the Third Brigade security advisory on this zero-day exploit,
visit: http://thirdbrigade.com/labs.aspx?id=888&

To view the Microsoft security advisory on this vulnerability, visit:

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) specializes in server and
application protection for dynamic datacenters. Our advanced software and
vulnerability response service allows virtual machines and physical servers to
become self-defending; safe from the latest online threats. This
comprehensive, proven protection helps customers prevent data breaches and
business disruptions. It enables compliance, supports operational cost
reductions and addresses the dynamic nature of datacenters, including
virtualization and consolidation, new service delivery models, or cloud
computing. Third Brigade also owns and maintains OSSEC, the Open Source Host
Intrusion Detection Project actively used in 50 countries around the world.
Third Brigade. That’s control.

Note: “Third Brigade”, “Deep Security Solutions”, and the Third Brigade
logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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