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HIPS 8.0 Threat Name 6045

Hi Guys

We currently busy deploying HIPS 8.0 Patch 2 in our environment and its going well so far.

The problem is that we are getting a lot of Host IPS: Desktop High Triggered Signatures "SMB Brute Force Attack" with Threat severity "Critical"  Threat Name "6045" on mostly Windows XP which are on SP3. Is this something to worry about as i don't see alot articles on this threat event, and if how does one handle it?

Please see attachment.

McAfee products in our environment

ePO 4.6.5

VSE 8.8 P3

HIPS 8.0 Patch 2

Policy Auditor 6.0



South Africa

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Level 12

Re: HIPS 8.0 Threat Name 6045

This signature came out with the new HIPS content update on 14 April. If you already have HIPS 8 installed on your systems, then started seeing the events, that would explain the sudden appearance of the events. I would just tune the signature as you would normally tune any other one.

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McAfee Employee

Re: HIPS 8.0 Threat Name 6045

Please see:

KB73399 - FAQs for Host Intrusion Prevention 8.0


Client IPS/FAQ - IPS Events

Use the following general methodology when assessing IPS signature events:
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