VRT Rules 2008-06-24
Sourcefire VRT Rules Update
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Photoshop and HP Instant Support DataManager.
Adobe BMP Handling Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-1765):
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The problem arises when the application attempts to process a specially crafted bitmap (BMP) image.
A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1 SID 13865.
HP Instant Support Remote Unauthorized Access (CVE-2008-0953):
The HP Instant Support ActiveX control contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1 and SIDs 13857 through 13860.
Additionally, as a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the spyware-put and backdoor rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.
Rule Pack Summary:
For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.
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 the network security industry.