Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sourcefire VRT Certified Snort Rules Update for 12/11/2012, MSTuesday coverage

Just released: Sourcefire VRT Certified Snort Rules Update for 12/11/2012

We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 28 new rules and made modifications to 131 additional rules.

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

In VRT's rule release:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-077: Microsoft Internet Explorer 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 24956.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-078: The Microsoft Windows Adobe Type Manager font driver (ATMFD) contains a programming error that 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 3, SID 24971.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-079: Microsoft Word contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system via a specially crafted rich text file.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 24974 and 24975.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-081: The Microsoft Windows operating system contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system via a specially crafted file name.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 24973.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-082: Microsoft DirectPlay 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 1, SIDs 24957 through 24970.

Additionally, the Sourcefire VRT has added and modified multiple rules in the app-detect, browser-ie, browser-plugins, exploit, exploit-kit, file-executable, file-flash, file-multimedia, file-office, indicator-compromise, indicator-obfuscation, malware-cnc, malware-other and server-mysql rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.


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