VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2011-03-08

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2011-03-08

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting products from Microsoft Inc.

Details:

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-015:
Microsoft Windows Media Player contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 18496, 18497 and 18498.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-016:
Microsoft Office Groove contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 18499 and 18500.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-017:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Client contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 18494 and 18495.

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.

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