VRT Rules 2006-11-16
Sourcefire VRT Update
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting systems using the Microsoft Windows Operating System some of which could allow an attacker to execute code or cause a Denial of Service (DoS) on an affected system.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-066:
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the way that Microsoft Client Service for Netware handles network communications. It may be possible for a remote attacker to execute code of their choosing on an affected system. It is also possible for an attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition for the service.
The attacker does not need prior authentication for exploitation to take place on some operating systems.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this rule pack and are identified as sids 9132 through 9323.
WinZip ActiveX Control CVE-2006-5198:
It may be possible for a remote attacker to use the WinZip ActiveX control to execute code of their choosing on a vulnerable system.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this rule pack and are identified as sids 9129 through 9131.
Rule Pack Summary:
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