VRT Rules 2007-03-08
Sourcefire VRT Update
The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting HP Mercury Loadrunner, Shockwave, Trend Micro Officescan and Wordpress. This release also includes more additions to the spyware-put and backdoor rule sets.
HP Mercury LoadRunner CVE-2007-0446:
The HP Mercury LoadRunner agent suffers from a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to cause a stack-based buffer overflow condition to occur. This may lead to code execution of the attacker's choosing.
A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified as SID 10187.
Trend Micro OfficeScan CVE-2007-0325:
The Trend Micro OfficeScan Web-Deployment ActiveX control contains a programming error that may allow remote attackers to execute code on an affected host via a specially crafted web page.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10173 through 10175.
The WordPress 2.1.1 source code was compromised by an attacker who then introduced a backdoor into the application. This may allow other attackers to execute commands or code of their choosing on an affected server.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10196 and 10197.
Macromedia Shockwave Flash ActiveX control: Macromedia Shockwave Flash contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code of their choosing on an affected host using the ActiveX control.
Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10214 through 10216.
Also, the Sourcefire VRT has added multiple new rules to the backdoor and spyware-put categories in this release.
Rule Pack Summary:
For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.
Sourcefire VRT rule packs often utilize enhancements made to Snort. Operators should upgrade to the latest revision or patch level for Snort to ensure these enhancements are available before using these rules.
About the VRT:
The Sourcefire VRT is a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in the network security industry.