Thursday, April 12, 2012

VRT Rule Update for 04/12/2012, Rule-Recategorization

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we introduced 47 new rules and made modifications to 581 additional rules.

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

In this rule release many rules were moved from their old categories to new categories as listed in this blog post. Rules are going to be continually moving throughout the next few months, so please pay attention to the blog to make sure you don't miss anything!

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
botnet-cnc, dns, dos, exploit, file-identify, file-office, file-pdf,
indicator-compromise, policy, policy-multimedia, pua-p2p, server-mail,
specific-threats, web-activex, web-client 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!