VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2009-04-21

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2009-04-21

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting products from Adobe, Oracle and RealNetworks.

Details:

Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow (CVE-2009-0520):
Adobe Flash Player contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system via a specially crafted flash file.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 15478.

Oracle BEA WebLogic Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-5457):
Oracle BEA WebLogic contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 15477.

A previously released rule identified with GID 1, SID 15263 will also detect attacks targeting this vulnerability.

RealNetworks Helix Server Buffer Overflow (CVE-2008-5911):
RealNetworks Helix Server contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The error occurs when the application fails to properly process RTSP header information.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 15479.

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.