VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2010-08-12

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-08-12

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire VRT is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting products from Adobe Systems, HP and Symantec.

Details:

Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution (CVE-2010-2216): Adobe Flash Player contains a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The problem occurs when the application fails to properly handle malformed data.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17141.

Adobe Flash Player ActionScript Memory Corruption (CVE-2010-0209): Adobe Flash Player suffers from a programming error that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on an affected system. The problem occurs when the application attempts to parse specially crafted ActionScript which can lead to memory corruption and code execution.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability is included in this release and is identified with GID 3, SID 17142.

Additionally, new rules have been added to address attacks targeting known vulnerabilities in HP and Symantec software.

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.

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