VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2007-05-14

Sourcefire VRT Update

Date: 2007-05-14


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting an ActiveX control used by Symantec Norton AntiVirus products.


Symantec Norton AntiVirus ActiveX Control (CVE-2006-3456):
An ActiveX control used by Symantec Norton AntiVirus products contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code on an affected host.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 11268 through 11271.

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.