VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2008-07-09

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2008-07-09


This release contains a fix for a problem that prevented the rules for MS08-040 from being loaded correctly.


Microsoft Security Advisory (MS08-040):
Microsoft SQL Server contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow remote attackers to escalate their level of privilege on affected systems.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 13888 through 13892.

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.