Monday, November 7, 2011

VRT Rule Update for 11/07/2011

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 6 new rules and made modifications to 9 additional rules.

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

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

Microsoft Security Advisory (2639658):
The Microsoft Windows TrueType font parsing engine contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. A succesful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow the attacker to execute code in kernel mode. This vulnerability is also related to the Duqu malware.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 20539.

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