VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2009-05-26

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2009-05-26

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of vulnerabilities affecting the NTP daemon and Oracle Database systems.

Details:

NTP Daemon Buffer Overflow (CVE-2009-1252):
The NTP daemon is vulnerable to a stack overflow when OpenSSL and autokey are enabled. A remote attacker may execute code on an affected system via an extension field in an NTP packet.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 15514.

Oracle Database SQL Injection (CVE-2009-0978):
The Workspace Manager component in Oracle Database contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute an SQL injection attack.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 15515.

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.