Tuesday, September 13, 2011

VRT Rule Update for 09/13/2011, MS Tuesday

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduce 24 new rules and make modifications to 27 additional rules.

There were two changes made to the snort.conf in this release.  Since all pop3 and sql Shared object rules have been moved to GID 1 format, we've removed the following two files:

include $SO_RULE_PATH/pop3.rules
include $SO_RULE_PATH/sql.rules


In VRT's rule release:
Synopsis: The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting products from Microsoft Corporation.

Details: Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-071: A programming error in the Microsoft Windows operating system may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The problems occur due to certain components being allowed to load DLL files from untrusted locations.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 20118 and 20119.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-072: Microsoft Excel 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 20121 through 20128.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-073: Microsoft Office 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 20129.

Additionally, previously released rules will also detect attacks targeting this vulnerability and are included in this release with updated reference information. The are identified with GID 3, SIDs 18494 and 18495.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-074: Microsoft SharePoint contains programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to elevate privileges on an affected system.
Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 20111 through 20117.

In order to subscribe now to the VRT's newest rule detection functionality, you can subscribe for as low as $29 US dollars a year for personal users, be sure and see our business pricing as well at http://www.snort.org/store. Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!

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