VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2011-01-06

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2011-01-06


This release adds and modifies rules in several categories.


As a result of ongoing research, the Sourcefire VRT has added and modified multiple rules in the blacklist, specific-threats and web-client rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

Microsoft Graphics Rendering Engine RCE (CVE-2010-3970): The Microsoft Graphics Rendering Engine 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 18265.

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.

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