Thursday, January 12, 2012

VRT Rule Update for 01/12/2012

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 64 new rules and made modifications to 401 additional rules.

It is imperative that you use PulledPork to update your rules as all rules that set flowbits in the file-identify and set to "noalert" are now off by default.  We will be discussing this in an upcoming blog post.

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

In VRT's rule release:
This release adds and modifies rules in several categories.

The Sourcefire VRT has added and modified multiple rules in the
attack-responses, backdoor, botnet-cnc, chat, exploit, file-identify,
misc, multimedia, policy, specific-threats, spyware-put, sql,
web-activex and web-misc rule sets to provide coverage for emerging
threats from these technologies.

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 Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!