VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2008-05-19

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2008-05-19


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine.


Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS08-029):
The Microsoft Malware Protection Engine contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 13798 and 13802.

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.