Faronics Anti-Executable Standard 5 is live with granular publisher control

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by faronics, Apr 2, 2012.

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  1. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    Light as well.
     
  2. acr1965

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    So with DLL protection disabled, is this anything for a normal user to be concerned with? If so, is there a way to mitigate this some other way than using AE's DLL protection?
     
  3. Rmus

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    Hi acr1965,

    Note Dmitry's comment in post #66 :

    One example is Duqu, using the truefont parsing vulnerability, MS11-087, to install a DLL payload. One analysis stated:

    And another:

    I contacted Faronics and sent them the Symantec and Securelist analyses of the Duqu exploit. They responded saying that based on that information, their product, Anti-Executable, will block the exploit with DLL protection enabled.

    A lot would depend on your own approach to security. Some of the exploits with DLL payloads used USB devices as the attack method. How do you secure against USB exploits? If the code on the USB device cannot execute, then the DLL payload has no chance to get onto your system. The LNK exploit, MS10-046, used by Stuxnet, was one example.

    With Duqu, a user has to take into account the mitigating factors (Browser, other sofware used) and assess the risk involved to determine if other security measures in place are sufficient without needing a product with DLL protection.

    For myself, not being able to forsee the myriad future potential attack vectors for DLL payloads, I consider DLL protection a nice layer to have!

    regards,

    -rich
     
  4. jmonge

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    to be more secure i just check DLL protection ON;)
     
  5. acr1965

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    thanks for the info
     
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