VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2010-01-21

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-01-21


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CVE-2010-0244, CVE-2010-0247, CVE-2010-0248):
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are included in this release and are identified with GID 3, SIDs 16376 through 16378.

Oracle Internet Directory Heap Corruption:
Oracle Internet Directory contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 1, SID 16374.

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.