Thursday, February 18, 2021

Snort rule update for Feb. 18, 2021

The newest rule update for SNORTⓇ is here, courtesy of Cisco Talos. 

Thursday's release includes multiple rules to protect against the exploitation of a vulnerability recently identified in the VMware virtual machine software. VMware disclosed the vulnerability this week, warning an attacker could exploit it to execute shell commands on the underlying system.

Here's a breakdown of today's rule release:

Shared object rulesModified shared object rulesNew rulesModified rules

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

Talos' rule release:
Talos has added and modified multiple rules in the browser-firefox, file-executable, file-image, malware-cnc, os-other, os-windows and server-webapp rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.
You can subscribe to Talos' newest rule detection functionality for as low as $29 a year with a personal account. Be sure and see our business pricing as well here. The Snort 3 release is also here after years of development and improvements. Upgrade here.