VRT Rules 2009-07-07
Sourcefire VRT Rules Update
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Video ActiveX control that is being actively exploited.
Microsoft Security Advisory (972890):
The Microsoft Video ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The attacker may take advantage of the vulnerability via a call to the ActiveX control from Internet Explorer. This vulnerability requires no user interaction and is being actively exploited.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 15588 through 15677.
Rule Pack Summary:
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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.