Tuesday, November 8, 2011

VRT Rule Update for 11/08/2011

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 2 new rules and made modifications to 51 additional rules.

There were no changes made to the snort.conf in this release.

In VRT's rule release:
Synopsis:
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting hosts using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Details:
Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-083:
The Microsoft Windows implementation of the TCP/IP networking stack contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code or cause a Denial of Service (DoS) on an affected system.

A previously released rule will detect attacks targeting this vulnerability and is included in this release with updated reference information. It is identified with GID 1, SID 19678.

Microsoft Security Advisory MS11-085:
The Microsoft Windows Address Book component contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The problem occurs when the application attempts to process a malicious Windows Address Book Library file.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 20541 and 20542.

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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