Wednesday, April 11, 2012

VRT Rule Update for 04/11/2012, Samba Remote Root

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 5 new rules and made modifications to 11 additional rules.

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 and includes
detection for a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in Samba.

Samba Remote Code Execution (CVE-2012-1182):
The RPC code generator in certain versions of Samba does not correctly
validate an array length. This error may allow remote attackers 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 21806.

Additionally, the Sourcefire VRT has added and modified multiple rules
in the exploit, file-identify, file-office, indicator-compromise and
web-client 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!