VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2005-10-25

Sourcefire VRT Certified Rules Update

Date: 2005-10-25

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) has learned of multiple vulnerabilities affecting hosts using the Microsoft operating system.

Details:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-046:

A vulnerability in the implementation of the Client Service for Netware exists due to a programming error which may present an attacker with the opportunity to exploit the service and run code of their choosing on an affected system.

Rules to detect exploits aimed at this vulnerability are included in this rule pack and are identified as sids 4509 through 4636.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-043:

A vulnerability in the implementation of the Print Spooler Service on Microsoft Windows systems exists due to a programming error which may present an attacker with the opportunity to exploit the service and run code of their choosing on an affected system.

Rules to detect exploits against this vulnerability are included in this rule pack and are identified as sids 4381 through 4508.

Rule Pack Summary:

For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.

Warning:

Sourcefire VRT rule packs often utilize enhancements made to Snort. Operators should upgrade to the latest revision or patch level for Snort to ensure these enhancements are available before using these rules.

About the VRT:

The Sourcefire VRT is a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in network security industry.