VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2008-11-04

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2008-11-04

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting Novell eDirectory, IBM DB2 and Openwsman.

Details:

Novell eDirectory Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-4479):
Novell eDirectory contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The vulnerability is exposed when the application attempts to parse a SOAP request with a long header field.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 14989 and 14990.

IBM DB2 Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-3854):
IBM DB2 is prone to multiple stack buffer overflows which may allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) via the use of excess data in multiple statements.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 14991.

Openwsman Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-2234):
Openwsman contains programming errors that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The vulnerability may be exploited via a specially crafted HTTP header.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 14992.

Rule Pack Summary:

For a complete list of new and modified rules, click here.

Warning:

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.