VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2010-08-10

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-08-10

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products.

Details:

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-046:
Microsoft Windows Shell contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Previously released rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities have been updated with the appropriate reference and are included in this release. These are identified with GID 1, SIDs 17042 and 17043.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-050:
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17135.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-051:
The Microsoft MSXML2 ActiveX control contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17133.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-052:
Microsoft Windows Media Player contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17117.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-053:
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17115.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-054:
The Microsoft implementation of SMB contains programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these errors are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 17125 through 17127.

Additionally, a previously released rule will also detect attacks targeting these issues and is identified with GID 3, SID 16577.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-055:
Microsoft Windows Media Player contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17128.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-056:
Microsoft Office Word contains programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these errors are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 17119 through 17124.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-057:
Microsoft Office Excel contains programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting these issues is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17134.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-060:
Microsoft Silverlight contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these errors are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 17113 and 17114.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS10-061:
Microsoft .NET contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this issue is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17115.

Rule Pack Summary:

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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.

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