NOD32 not catching latest IE exploit?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by RobOK, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. RobOK

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    Thanks for the link. I wouldn't say it is quite moot, some of our machines are not set to Auto Update from microsoft because one of the auto updates was breaking something else (i think a wireless driver).

    I would feel better if my antivirus could prevent it. As i understand it, NOD32 v3 proxies all web pages, so it seems this type of exploit would be in its sweet spot.

    I hope they are working on it despite Microsofts patch.

    Also, I don't know when MS's patch will get to me, what does it take for everyone to get updated, a week or so?
     
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    Nod32 blocks that applications that are attempting to infect your system via the IE XML exploit; Antivirus software does nothing to close the exploit itself and any malware package could be using this exploit as its vector. I have seen several exploits using this vector get dropped on client machines today and yesterday, though.

    If you want to lower your risk for this zero-day exploit and other buffer overruns, enable DEP and set it to OptOut or AlwayOn mode through the user interface or boot.ini file.
     
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    Just go to Windows Update, use the 'Custom' option and collect the patch for yourself, that's what I did.

    In fact that's how I always do updates, I don't allow Automatic Updating.
     
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