VRT Advisories


January 2010 Archive

VRT Rules 2010-01-28

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-28

Synopsis:

This release adds and modifies rules in several categories.

Details:

As a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the policy, web-misc, web-client, specific-threats and exploit 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.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-26

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-26

Synopsis:

This release adds and modifies rules in several categories.

Details:

As a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the mysql, web-activex, web-client, dos, netbios and oracle 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.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-21

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-21

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Details:

Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CVE-2010-0244, CVE-2010-0247, CVE-2010-0248):
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 16376 through 16378.

Oracle Internet Directory Heap Corruption:
Oracle Internet Directory contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 16374.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-19

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-19

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Details:

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption (CVE-2010-0249): A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The problem occurs when an invalid pointer reference is accessed after an object is deleted.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 16369.

A previously released rule will also detect attacks targeting this vulnerability and is identified with GID 3, SID 16367.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-15

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-15

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Details:

Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2010-0249:
A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The problem occurs when an invalid pointer reference is accessed after an object is deleted.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 16367.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-12

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-12

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft products.

Details:

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-001:
A vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows embedded font decompression algorithm may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected sytem. This may be exploited via Internet Explorer or Microsoft Office documents.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 16366.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2010



VRT Rules 2010-01-06

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-06

Synopsis:

This release adds and modifies rules in several categories.

Details:

As a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple rules to the specific-threats, web-client, dos and policy 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.

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 the network security industry.

Posted by on Jan 06, 2010