VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2012-08-14

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2012-08-14

Synopsis:

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

Details:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-052:
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains programming errors 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 1, SIDs 23834, 23835, 23836, 23840 and 23841.

Additionally, a previously released rule identified with GID 1, SID 16506 will also detect attacks.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-053:
Microsoft Remote Desktop 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 23846.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-054:
Some Microsoft Windows Networking Components contain programming errors 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, SID 23847 and GID 1, SIDs 23837, 23838 and 23839.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-056:
The Microsoft JScript and VBScript scripting engines contain programming errors 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 1, SIDs 23840 and 23841.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-057:
Microsoft Office contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Previously released rules, identified with GID 1, SIDs 18200 and 19156 will detect attacks targeting this vulnerability.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-059:
Microsoft Visio contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 23842 and 23843.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-060:
Microsoft Windows Common Controls contain programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 23844 and 23845.

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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