VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2012-10-09

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2012-10-09

Synopsis:

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

Details:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-064:
Microsoft Word 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 24353, 24354, 24357 and 24358.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-065:
Microsoft Works 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 24351 and 24352.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-066:
A vulnerability in the Microsoft HTML santization component may allow an attacker to elevate privileges.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 23136 and 23137.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-069:
The Microsoft implementation of Kerberos may allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) against an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 24360.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-070:
A vulnerability in Microsoft SQL server may allow a remote attacker to elevate privileges.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 24355 and 24356.

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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