VRT Advisories

VRT Rules 2010-09-10

Sourcefire VRT Rules Update

Date: 2010-09-10


The Sourcefire VRT is aware of a virus currently spreading on the Internet.


VBMania Mass Mailing Worm The VBMania mass mailing worm is known to be propagating throughout the Internet via email. The virus will copy itself to mapped drives on the victim host and attempt to use MAPI to mail itself to all contacts found on the system.

Rules to detect attacks by this virus are included in this release and are identified with GID 1, SIDs 17234 and 17235.

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.

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