VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2009-12-15

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2009-12-15


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader.


Adobe Acrobat and Reader Code Execution (CVE-2009-4324):
Adobe Acrobat contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The problem lies in the media.newPlayer function, which may be used by the attacker in a specially crafted PDF file.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 16333 and 16334.

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.